Title page for ETD etd-03302010-020622

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Durkin, Keith F.
URN etd-03302010-020622
Title Anabolic steroid use among non-competitive male bodybuilders :an application of two theories of deviant behavior
Degree Master of Science
Department Sociology
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Miethe, Terance D. Committee Chair
Hughes, Michael D. Committee Member
Michaels, James W. Committee Member
  • Anabolic steroids.
Date of Defense 1992-06-05
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The purpose of this research is to explain anabolic steroid use among non-competitive male bodybuilders. Two theories of deviant behavior are used in this research: rational choice theory and social learning theory. This thesis tests these theories on a sample of 50 males from fitness centers and gymnasiums. The results are interpreted in light of their implications for future research on the factors that encourage steroid use and other deviant behavior.
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