Modern Psychological Studies
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Place of Publication
Many of the psychological risk characteristics associated with eating disorders are also associated with participation in athletics. In athletics, for example, a certain kind of physique is expected. Often, there is pressure put on the athlete to have this perfect physique. The current study was designed to test the hypothesis that athletes are more likely than non-athletes to be at risk of developing eating disorder characteristics. Unexpectedly, non-athletes were found to be at greater risk than athletes. As expected, women were at greater risk than men, and the type of sport did not have a significant effect on athletes' risk.
BF1 .M63 v. 15 no. 2 2010
Constantz, Jamie L. and Mason, Susan E.
"Is there a relationship between participation in athletics and eating disorders?,"
Modern Psychological Studies: Vol. 15
, Article 5.
Available at: http://scholar.utc.edu/mps/vol15/iss2/5