Physique Attitudes and Self-Presentational Concerns: Exploratory Interviews with Female Group Aerobic Exercisers and Instructors

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Article discussing physique attitudes and self-presentational concerns and exploratory interviews with female group aerobic exercisers and instructors.

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Greenleaf, Christy; McGreer, Rosemary & Parham, Heather February 2006.

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Abstract: The purpose of this study was to explore physique attitudes and self-presentational concerns among women who regularly participate in or instruct group aerobic classes. The authors were interested in conceptualizations of the ideal body, self-presentation concerns, and the influence of instructors in the group aerobics context. Five instructors and six exercisers participated in semi-structured interviews. Two higher order themes were identified from the interview data: (a) perceived body ideals and (b) body image experiences in the group aerobics context. Participants described the ideal body as lean and toned and attainable, but cautioned that being too muscular was unattractive and should be avoided. Exercisers experienced heightened self-presentation during aerobics more than the instructors did. Both exercisers and instructors thought that instructors should serve as body role models.

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  • Sex Roles, 2006. New York: Springer, pp. 189-199.

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  • Publication Title: Sex Roles
  • Volume: 54
  • Issue: 3/4
  • Page Start: 189
  • Page End: 199
  • Pages: 11
  • Peer Reviewed: Yes

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Greenleaf, Christy; McGreer, Rosemary & Parham, Heather. Physique Attitudes and Self-Presentational Concerns: Exploratory Interviews with Female Group Aerobic Exercisers and Instructors, article, February 2006; [New York, New York]. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc31089/: accessed January 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT College of Education.