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Beliefs about exercise: Relationship to eating psychopathology and core beliefs among young female exercisers.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23265407     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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OBJECTIVE: This study had two objectives. First, to determine links between levels of eating psychopathology and beliefs about exercise among young women. Second, to determine the predictive effects of unhealthy core beliefs on exercise beliefs.
METHOD: A convenience sample of 185 young female exercisers completed the Eating Disorders Inventory (EDI), the Exercise Beliefs Questionnaire (EBQ) and the Young Schema Questionnaire (YSQ).
RESULTS: The participants' mean scores on the EDI were as follows: drive for thinness=0.69 (SD=0.82); body dissatisfaction=1.30 (SD=0.86); and bulimia=0.33 (SD=0.42). There were significant, positive correlations of all three EDI scales with EBQ social and EBQ appearance subscales. In addition, YSQ Defectiveness/Shame beliefs predicted EBQ social scores, while YSQ Unrelenting Standards predicted EBQ appearance scores.
DISCUSSION: Those women with relatively unhealthy eating attitudes are likely to believe that exercise will prevent negative social consequences, and are likely to be motivated to exercise in order to preserve or enhance their physical appearance. These same types of exercise belief (regarding social consequences and appearance) are predicted by feelings of defectiveness and shame and by unrelenting high personal standards.
Authors:
C Meyer; J Blissett; R Alberry; A Sykes
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-10-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  Eating behaviors     Volume:  14     ISSN:  1873-7358     ISO Abbreviation:  Eat Behav     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-25     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101090048     Medline TA:  Eat Behav     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  79-82     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Loughborough University Centre for Research into Eating Disorders, Loughborough University, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3TU, UK. Electronic address: c.meyer@lboro.ac.uk.
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