ERIC Number: EJ381122
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1988
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Pathogenic Weight-Control Behaviors of Female College Gymnasts.
Rosen, Lionel W.; Hough, David O.
Physician and Sportsmedicine, v16 n9 p140-43,146 Sep 1988
Gymnastics coaches may place undue emphasis on thinness. Of the 42 gymnasts in this study, 26 reported using some form of pathogenic behavior to lose weight. The implications of the demands on gymnasts and the additional social pressure to maintain exceptional thinness are discussed. (JD)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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