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Setting for exercise and concerns about body appearance of women who exercise.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11806610     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The present study examined the association between the sex composition of exercise environment and concerns related to body appearance of women who exercise. A questionnaire concerning social physique anxiety, body dissatisfaction, and attitude toward women-only exercise environment was administered to 81 women who used either the women-only area or the co-ed area in a fitness club. A one-way analysis of variance indicated that those who exercised in a women-only area reported more social physique anxiety and dissatisfaction with body size and favored exercising in areas exclusively reserved for women than women who exercised primarily in co-ed areas. The women-only area served as a protective environment for those who were heavier, anxious about their body appearances, and dissatisfied about their body images. These women also preferred to exercise in an exclusively female setting compared to women who used the co-ed area.
Z Yin
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Perceptual and motor skills     Volume:  93     ISSN:  0031-5125     ISO Abbreviation:  Percept Mot Skills     Publication Date:  2001 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-01-24     Completed Date:  2002-07-03     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401131     Medline TA:  Percept Mot Skills     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  851-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Medical College of Georgia, Georgia Prevention Institute, Augusta 30912-3710, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Body Constitution
Body Image*
Exercise / psychology*
Gender Identity*
Physical Fitness / psychology
Social Environment*

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