ERIC Number: EJ478950
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1994
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Psychological Separation, Self-Control, and Weight Preoccupation among Elite Women Athletes.
Skowron, Elizabeth A.; Friedlander, Myrna L.
Journal of Counseling and Development, v72 n3 p310-15 Jan-Feb 1994
Examined weight preoccupation among 55 elite women swimmers from 5 universities. Results showed that 10.9% of respondents could be characterized as "weight preoccupied," a percentage comparable to general population of college women. Athletes reported using significantly more benign than punitive self-control strategies, suggesting for them, weight preoccupation was means to end rather than indication of eating disorder. (Author/NB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
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