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Sociocultural correlates of compulsive exercise: Is the environment important in fostering a compulsivity towards exercise among adolescents?
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PMID:  21778126     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Sociocultural factors hypothesised to be influential in eating disorders were assessed for their relationship with compulsive exercise. A sample of 828 adolescent boys and girls completed measures assessing sociocultural messages to change body shape as well as pressure to be thin, and also measures of compulsive exercise and disordered eating. Results showed that the sociocultural influences differed slightly between boys and girls. Hierarchical regressions showed that, after controlling for disordered eating and BMI, messages to become more muscular and media pressure to be thin significantly predicted compulsive exercise in boys, while the same regression in girls reported only media pressure to be thin as a significant predictor of compulsive exercise. These findings demonstrate the influence of the media in boys' and girls' compulsive exercising, as well as highlight the influence of body shape messages to become more muscular on boys' compulsive exercise.
Huw Goodwin; Emma Haycraft; Caroline Meyer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-7-19
Journal Detail:
Title:  Body image     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1873-6807     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-7-22     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101222431     Medline TA:  Body Image     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Loughborough University Centre for Research into Eating Disorders, Loughborough University, Leicestershire, UK.
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