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Exercise and body image disturbance

dc.contributor.advisorJamieson, John
dc.contributor.authorMamuza, Joelle Marie
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-05T14:40:47Z
dc.date.available2017-06-05T14:40:47Z
dc.date.created1994
dc.date.issued1994
dc.identifier.urihttp://knowledgecommons.lakeheadu.ca/handle/2453/1060
dc.description.abstractThe relationship between body image disturbance and exercise behaviour was examined. One hundred and fifty five women from Introductory Psychology completed an exercise inventory, four measures of body image disturbance, and had their height and weight measured. The women were divided into three groups based on whether they 1) participated in aerobic activity only, 2) weight trained in addition to doing aerobic activity, or 3) did not exercise at all. Aerobic exercise alone was not associated with less body Image disturbance. In contrast, women who weight trained in addition to doing aerobic exercise showed significantly lower scores on the Body Dissatisfaction scale of the Eating Disorder Inventory > 2. Reasons for exercising were also compared across groups. Weight training seemed to be associated with a reduction in negative motivations for exercise such as weight loss and physical appearance. The potential implications of the findings for the eating disordered population are discussed.
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.subjectBody image Effect of exercise on.
dc.titleExercise and body image disturbance
dc.typeThesis
etd.degree.nameMaster of Arts
etd.degree.levelMaster
etd.degree.disciplinePsychology
etd.degree.grantorLakehead University


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