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dc.contributor.advisorUmoren, Josephine Muleyaen_US
dc.contributor.authorWeber, Ann (Graduate student)en_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-08-02T21:16:20Z
dc.date.available2017-08-02T21:16:20Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.urihttp://commons.lib.niu.edu/handle/10843/17768
dc.descriptionAdvisors: Josephine Umoren.en_US
dc.descriptionCommittee members: Lan Li; Amy Ozier.en_US
dc.description.abstractDisordered eating attitudes and exercise behaviors are important factors when studying the continuum of eating disorders. An individual's attitude toward eating may influence other behaviors and thoughts toward health and exercise. A convenience sample study was used to examine the relationship between eating attitudes, reasons for exercise, and age among 190 physically active female college students ages 18 to 57. Participants completed the Disordered Eating Attitude Scale (DEAS) and Reasons for Exercise Inventory (REI). Level of exercise was self-reported by the participants and categorized as low, moderate, or high according to the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. Pearson's Correlation determined that DEAS scores were significantly related to exercising to control weight (p=.000) and improve appearance (p=.000). There was no association between level of exercise and DEAS score or between age and DEAS score. This suggests that the college females in the study hold high regard to body image and exercise for non-health related reasons.en_US
dc.format.extent100 pagesen_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherNorthern Illinois Universityen_US
dc.rightsNIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.en_US
dc.subject.lcshWomen college students--Health and hygieneen_US
dc.subject.lcshExercise for women--Psychological aspectsen_US
dc.subject.lcshNutritionen_US
dc.titleEating attitudes and reasons for exercise among physically active college female studentsen_US
dc.typeTexten_US
dc.contributor.departmentFamily, Consumer and Nutrition Sciencesen_US
dc.description.degreeM.S. (Master of Science)en_US


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