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Body-esteem, body mass index, and risk for disordered eating among adolescents in synchronized swimming.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16491692     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The aim of this study was to examine dimensions of body-esteem, Body Mass Index, and their relations with eating disorder symptoms among 42 elite adolescent athletes engaged in competitive synchronized swimming (M = 15.4 yr., SD = 1.2) and to compare them with 40 athletes in sports with no emphasis on leanness (M = 16.5 yr., SD = .93), and 50 nonathlete college female students (M = 16.3 yr., SD = 1.1). They completed the Body-esteem Scale and the Eating Attitudes Test, and the Body Mass Index was computed. Analysis showed synchronized swimmers reported greater negative feelings about their appearance than the two other groups and low perceptions of how others evaluate their physical appearance. Participants did not differ on the EAT-26. Regression analyses showed that Body Mass Index and Body-esteem Appearance accounted for 38% of the variance in log-transformed Dieting scores of synchronized swimmers. Results are discussed in relation to the literature.
Claude Ferrand; Claire Magnan; Roberta Antonini Philippe
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Perceptual and motor skills     Volume:  101     ISSN:  0031-5125     ISO Abbreviation:  Percept Mot Skills     Publication Date:  2005 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-02-22     Completed Date:  2006-05-24     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401131     Medline TA:  Percept Mot Skills     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  877-84     Citation Subset:  IM    
Centre de Recherche et d'Innovation sur le Sport, UFRSTAPS, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, 27-29 boulevard du 11 novembre, 69622 Villeurbanne, France.
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MeSH Terms
Body Image*
Body Mass Index*
Competitive Behavior*
Diet, Reducing / psychology
Eating Disorders / diagnosis,  psychology*
Personality Inventory / statistics & numerical data
Reference Values
Risk Assessment
Self Concept*
Sports / psychology
Swimming / psychology*

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