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Modern Psychological Studies

Periodical Title

Modern Psychological Studies

Volume

15

Number

2

Page Numbers

pages 37-49

Department

Dept. of Psychology

Publisher

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Place of Publication

Chattanooga (Tenn.)

Date

2010

Abstract

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.

Subject

Psychology

Discipline

Psychology

Document Type

articles

Extent

13 leaves

Language

English

Call Number

BF1 .M63 v. 15 no. 2 2010

Rights

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Psychology Commons

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