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Eating attitudes, body image concept and exercise reasons in female athletesathletesa
Vahid Ahmadi, Nilofar Khajehdin, Ali Asghar Firoozi, Sareh Mirshekar, Walieh Menati , Majid Eydi Baygi, Ali Seiedi
Prevention of Psychosocial Injuries Research Center, Ilam University of Medical Sciences, Ilam, Iran , waliehmenati20@yahoo.com
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Introduction: This study aimed at examining body image and eating attitude with regard to reasons of exercising among non-athlete women attending sport centers. Materials and methods: The present study has an ex-post facto design. 315 female sports center users were selected by multi-phase random clustering and completed the following rating scales: Eating Attitudes Test-26 (EAT-26), Body Image Concern Inventory (BICI) and a set of questions regarding their reasons to exercise. Results: Pierson correlation showed a significant positive correlation between body image concept and eating attitudes (r = 0.36, p < 0.001). Independent T-test showed that there were significant differences between reasons of exercising and eating attitude (p < 0.006), and also reasons of exercising and body image concept (p < 0.029). Conclusion: Women with higher scores of eating attitude or body image favored exercise more due to shape reasons than health reasons.

Keywords: Eating attitudes, body image concept, exercise reasons, shape reasons, health reasons
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Public health
Received: 2013/11/27 | Accepted: 2014/07/20 | Published: 2014/09/21
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Ahmadi V, Khajehdin N, Firoozi A A, Mirshekar S, Menati W, Eydi Baygi M et al . Eating attitudes, body image concept and exercise reasons in female athletesathletesa. JBRMS. 2014; 1 (2) :1-7
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