We would like to thank Scott Shanks and Gregory Schneller, Ph.D., for their assistance in composing the stimulus materials.
A Multimethod Examination of the Male Anabolic Steroid User1
Article first published online: 31 JUL 2006
Journal of Applied Social Psychology
Volume 26, Issue 3, pages 211–217, February 1996
How to Cite
Schwerin, M. J. and Corcoran, K. J. (1996), A Multimethod Examination of the Male Anabolic Steroid User. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 26: 211–217. doi: 10.1111/j.1559-1816.1996.tb01846.x
- Issue published online: 31 JUL 2006
- Article first published online: 31 JUL 2006
The current study examines people's perceptions of a male anabolic steroid (AS) user. Differences in perceptions on the Steroid Perception Questionnaire (SPQ; Schwerin & Corcoran, 1992) were measured. Subjects (N= 399) received 1 of 5 slide presentations: an athletically active individual, a drug-free, an AS-using, a cocaine-using, and a cheating bodybuilder. Results show the AS-using protagonist significantly different (more negatively rated) than his drug-free counterparts and similar to the cocaine-using bodybuilder (p < .05). Differences among presentation protagonists on SPQ dimensions and comparisons to the Schwerin and Corcoran (1992) written-mode findings are examined further.