Intrasexual competition as a potential influence on anabolic-androgenic steroid use initiation
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An estimated 293,000 people living in the United Kingdom have used anabolic-androgenic steroids. However, there is currently no intervention to reduce usage available in practice or academic circulation throughout the United Kingdom. This study aimed to test a novel hypothesis that increased levels of intrasexual competition may play an important influential role in the use of anabolic-androgenic steroids. Significantly higher levels of intrasexual competition were evident in users compared to non-users but only in the novice group (0–2 years of experience). The research provides evidence for intrasexual competition potentially influencing anabolic-androgenic steroid use but only during the initial stages of usage.
Journal of Health Psychology;
Harris, M., Dunn, M. and Alwyn, T. (2017) 'Intrasexual competition as a potential influence on anabolic-androgenic steroid use initiation', Journal of Health Psychology, p.1359105317692145.
This article was published in Journal of Health Psychology on 16 February 2017 (online), available at https://doi.org/10.1177/1359105317692145
Cardiff Metropolitan University (Grant ID: Cardiff Metropolian (Internal))
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