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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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