Professor Satoshi SHIMAI
Professor of Psychological Sciences, Kansai University of Welfare Sciences, Japan
Professor Satoshi Shimai is a Professor of Psychological Sciences at Kansai University of Welfare Sciences. His most recent study investigated the relationships between sociocultural influences, drive for muscularity and weight-change behaviors in Japanese adolescent boys (Yamamiya, Shroff, Schaefer, 2018). The results indicated that modification of the SATAQ-4 is needed when used with Japanese samples, but it was able to assess sociocultural influences. The results showed that sociocultural influences and muscularity concerns among Japanese adolescent boys are similarly associated with weight change strategies. In another study, Professor Shimai examined the SATAQ-4 in Eastern samples (Yamamiya, Shimai, & Schaefer et al., 2016). The study suggested that the SATAQ-4 had great reliability and validity among Japanese adolescent girls. His another study examined the cultural variation in the two main dimensions of meaning in life (Steger, Kawabata, Shimai & Otake, 2008).
Further details of Professor Shimai’s research can be found on his personal website at https://www.fuksi-kagk-u.ac.jp/faculty/psychology/shimai-satoshi.html