Designing Body Image and Eating Disorder Prevention Programs for Boys and Men: Theoretical, Practical, and Logistical Considerations From Boys, Parents, Teachers, and Experts
Joanna Rachel Doley, Sian Alexandra McLean, Scott Griffiths, Zali Yager
PSYCHOLOGY OF MEN & MASCULINITIES | EDUCATIONAL PUBLISHING FOUNDATION-AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOC | Published : 2021
There are no published articles to guide researchers, teachers, and community leaders in the design and development of body image and eating disorder prevention programs for boys and men, and very few school-based programs to reduce body dissatisfaction among boys have shown evidence of success. This article presents the use of “design thinking” that incorporates the needs of end users to optimize a school-based program for boys that aims to reduce body dissatisfaction and the use of muscle-building supplements in adolescent boys (14–16 years). A range of data collection strategies were used to inform program optimization, including interviews with adolescent boys and parents, an open-ended ..View full abstract
The 3D Project has been funded by the World Anti-Doping Agency to develop the Goodform Program, conduct a randomized controlled trial, and disseminate the program. We thank Erin Quigley, who assisted in the preparation of this article. Thanks also to Jeremy Walker and Daniel Halprin, whose minor theses contributed to the findings presented in this article. We have no conflicts of interest to declare.