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Eating attitudes and reasons for exercise among physically active college female students

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dc.contributor.advisor Umoren, Josephine Muleya en_US Weber, Ann (Graduate student) en_US 2017-08-02T21:16:20Z 2017-08-02T21:16:20Z 2014
dc.description Advisors: Josephine Umoren. en_US
dc.description Committee members: Lan Li; Amy Ozier. en_US
dc.description.abstract Disordered 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.extent 100 pages en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Northern Illinois University en_US
dc.rights NIU 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.lcsh Women college students--Health and hygiene en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Exercise for women--Psychological aspects en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Nutrition en_US
dc.title Eating attitudes and reasons for exercise among physically active college female students en_US
dc.type Text en_US
dc.contributor.department Family, Consumer and Nutrition Sciences en_US M.S. (Master of Science) en_US

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