Although the MGRS scale evaluates anticipated stress associated with particular scenarios, it does not predict which individuals will be predisposed to adopt potentially hazardous coping strategies (such as over-exercising, fasting, or purging) in relation to this stress.
On this basis it was hypothesized that the relationship between elevated MGRS and the pursuit of leanness and muscularity would be more pronounced in men who report a sense of personal ineffectiveness.
amplify) the relationships between MGRS body change attitudes and behaviours associated with the pursuit of leanness and muscularity.
The MGRS is a 40-item, self-report questionnaire (Eisler & Skidmore, 1987) that assesses participants' perceptions of various scenarios as stressful.
It was hypothesized that MGRS score would correlate positively with attitudinal and behavioural aspects of body change, including symptoms of disordered eating.
It was hypothesized that that the relationships between MGRS and both drive for muscle and drive for thinness would be mediated by body dissatisfaction.
It was hypothesized that elevated personal ineffectiveness (IC) and affective problems (APC) would positively moderate the influence of MGRS on drive for muscularity, drive for thinness, and disordered eating symptomatology.