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Title: Psychological risk factors for compulsive exercise: a longitudinal investigation of adolescent boys and girls
Authors: Goodwin, Huw
Haycraft, Emma
Meyer, Caroline
Keywords: Compulsive exercise
Eating disorder
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: © Elsevier
Citation: GOODWIN, H., HAYCRAFT, E. and MEYER, C., 2014. Psychological risk factors for compulsive exercise: a longitudinal investigation of adolescent boys and girls. Personality and Individual Differences, 68, pp. 83 - 86
Abstract: Compulsive exercise is associated with unhealthy outcomes and is common among eating disorder populations. This study aimed to replicate previous cross-sectional work by considering psychological characteristics as longitudinal predictors of compulsive exercise. A sample of 369 adolescents (n= 221 female, n= 148 male) completed measures of compulsive exercise, eating disorder psychopathology, obsessive-compulsiveness, perfectionism, anxiety, and depression at baseline, and a measure of compulsive exercise two. years later. For boys, greater obsessive-compulsiveness and self-oriented perfectionism predicted compulsive exercise, whilst among girls only baseline compulsive exercise was a significant predictor. Compulsive exercise prevention work among boys may benefit from targeting their levels of obsessive-compulsiveness and self-perfectionism. For girls, further risk factor research into compulsive exercise is required. © 2014 Elsevier Ltd.
Description: This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Personality and Individual Differences. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Personality and Individual Differences, 68, pp. 83-86, 2014, DOI:10.1016/j.paid.2014.03.048
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1016/j.paid.2014.03.048
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/14974
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2014.03.048
ISSN: 0191-8869
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