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Modern Psychological Studies

Periodical Title

Modern Psychological Studies

Volume

7

Number

1 & 2

Page Numbers

pages 1-6

Department

Dept. of Psychology

Publisher

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Place of Publication

Chattanooga (Tenn.)

Date

2001

Abstract

Body image concerns have been related to behavioral aspects of exercise. This study examined the psychological aspect of exercise on role identity. It was hypothesized that college females who overestimated percentage body fat were more likely to identify exercise as an integral self-concept and commit strongly to exercise than correct or underestimators. Twenty-five undergraduate females, never diagnosed with an eating disorder, completed an Exercise Identity Scale and a Commitment to Exercise scale. Body fat was assessed using calipers at three body sites. Body image distortion is prevalent among normal populations but shows no significant relation to exercise identity and commitment. The slight positive correlations between distortion and identity and commitment could increase with higher sample size.

Subject

Psychology--Periodicals

Discipline

Psychology

Document Type

articles

Extent

6 leaves

Language

English

Call Number

BF1 .M63 v. 7 no. 1 & 2 2001

Rights

Under copyright.

Included in

Psychology Commons

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