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ERIC Number: EJ1014433
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jul
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1099-0399
Predictors of Obligatory Exercise among Undergraduates: Differential Implications for Counseling College Men and Women
Chalk, Holly M.; Miller, Sarah E.; Roach, Megan E.; Schultheis, Kara S.
Journal of College Counseling, v16 n2 p102-114 Jul 2013
This study examined predictors of obligatory exercise in college undergraduates ("N"= 172). Regression models indicated that internalization of Western attitudes toward appearance predicted exercise fixation and commitment in women, whereas perceived pressure from dating partners predicted exercise commitment in men. Findings suggest that men may respond more to peer pressure, whereas women may be more susceptible to internalized sociocultural pressure. Implications for differential assessment and treatment of college men and women are discussed. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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