Title

An Integrative Study of Eating Disorders Among Athletes

Keywords

eating disorders, athletes

Abstract

The primary purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between eating disorders and athletes using a meta- analysis of related previous research. This analysis included inquiries into the effects of the type of measure used and the type of sport in past research. A total of nine studies were included in the meta- analysis. Contrary to prediction, no effect was found for eating disorders among athletes . The type of measure used also had no significant effect, contrary to prediction. Consistent with hypothesis, an effect was found for type of sport with runners and mixed sports having no effect, while for gymnasts a trend toward an effect was found. These results were interpreted in relation to previously conducted research in the area. Various problems existing in the current study, as well as in past studies were discussed, and suggestions for future research in the area were offered.

Notes

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Graduation Date

1996

Semester

Spring

Advisor

Bowers, Clint A.

Degree

Master of Science (M.S.)

College

College of Arts and Sciences

Department

Psychology

Format

Print

Pages

52 p.

Language

English

Length of Campus-only Access

None

Access Status

Masters Thesis (Open Access)

Identifier

DP0022770

Subjects

Arts and Sciences -- Dissertations, Academic; Dissertations, Academic -- Arts and Sciences

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