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ERIC Number: ED532166
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 64
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 56
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Exploration Linking Self-Reported Disordered Eating and Wellness in Undergraduate Health Students
Owens, Pamela K.
Online Submission
University campus environments are conducive to the development of disordered eating in students. Busy schedules, easy access to fast food, and the transition from high school to college contribute to the development of disordered eating in university students. This researcher explored whether a relationship exists between self-reported disordered eating and wellness among Morehead State University undergraduate health students. During fall 2008, two hundred fifty-five students from the Department of Health, PE and Sports Sciences at MSU completed Eating Attitudes Test (EAT-26) and Five Factor Wellness Evaluation of Lifestyle, Adult Version (5F-Wel-A). After screening unusable data, results from 249 students were correlated. The alternative hypothesis stated that there will be a negative correlation between college students' overall wellness scores and disordered eating. The null hypothesis stated that the correlation between disordered eating and wellness would be equal to or greater than zero. Results supported the null hypothesis revealing no correlation between overall wellness and disordered eating. Four appendixes present: (1) Eating Attitudes Test; (2) Eating Attitudes Test Self-Scoring Instructions; (3) Informed Consent Statement; and (4) Debriefing Statement-Research Project--Disordered Eating and Wellness. (Contains 9 tables.)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Kentucky