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Title: Disordered eating, compulsive exercise and sport participation in a UK adolescent sample
Authors: Goodwin, Huw
Haycraft, Emma
Meyer, Caroline
Keywords: Health
Psychology
Eating disorders
Compulsive exercise
Clinical psychology
Body image
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: © Wiley
Citation: GOODWIN, H., HAYCRAFT, E. and MEYER, C., 2016. Disordered eating, compulsive exercise and sport participation in a UK adolescent sample. European Eating Disorders Review, 24 (4), pp.304-309.
Abstract: The sport literature has produced equivocal results as to whether sport participation is a protective or risk factor for disordered eating. One mechanism by which it could be a risk factor is the increased drive or compulsion to exercise. This study compared the levels of disordered eating and compulsive exercise between adolescent sport and non-sport participants. A sample of 417 male and female adolescents, aged 14-16 years old, was recruited from UK secondary schools. Participants completed questionnaire packs that included the Eating Disorder Inventory (EDI), a measure of exercise behaviour, and the Compulsive Exercise Test (CET). Non-sport participants reported significantly greater body dissatisfaction than sport participants, and this was true for boys and girls. Significant group differences were also reported for many of the CET scales, with sport participants generally reporting greater levels of compulsive exercise than non-sport participants. Implications of these results are discussed.
Description: This paper is embargoed until February 2017.
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1002/erv.2441
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/20279
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/erv.2441
ISSN: 1099-0968
Appears in Collections:Closed Access (Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences)

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