Modern Psychological Studies
1 & 2
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Place of Publication
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.
BF1 .M63 v. 7 no. 1 & 2 2001
Schroder, Marie; Leslie, Lauren; and Gregory, Mary Leigh
"Body image distortion in college females: effects on exercise identity and commitment,"
Modern Psychological Studies: Vol. 7
, Article 2.
Available at: http://scholar.utc.edu/mps/vol7/iss1/2