Document Type

Article

Publication Date

10-2008

Publication Source

Journal of Exercise Physiology

Abstract

The objective of this study was to identify similarities and differences between college women and men with respect to their eating and body image concerns, weight fluctuation and level of motivation to resolve these concerns. 101 University of Dayton students participated in this study. Students completed an eating and body concern survey online.

Body image concerns were significantly greater for females compared to males (p=0.007) and significantly greater as motivation level to resolve the concerns increased (p=0.019). Eating concerns followed the same trends but did not reach statistical significance. Weight fluctuation in both genders increased significantly as motivation level increased (p=0.047). Important eating and body image concerns exist in college students with higher levels of concern being paired with higher levels of motivation to resolve them. Body image concerns are significantly different between genders whereas eating concerns are not.

Inclusive pages

24-34

ISBN/ISSN

1097-9751

Document Version

Published Version

Comments

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Publisher

American Society of Exercise Physiologists

Volume

11

Issue

5

Peer Reviewed

yes