ERIC Number: EJ902801
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 47
Eating Disorders in Female College Athletes: Risk Factors, Prevention, and Treatment
Pearson, Frances C.; Rivers, Tara C.
College Student Affairs Journal, v26 n1 p30-44 Fall 2006
Female athletes are at risk for developing eating disorders because of the pressures that are placed on them by society, their peers, their coaches, and the sports culture itself. This paper reviews the literature on the risk factors involved and various methods of prevention and treatment. The authors conclude that individual and group approaches are most effective when they utilize the sports culture to change attitudes and behaviors.
Descriptors: Prevention, Eating Disorders, Athletes, At Risk Persons, Females, College Students, Athletic Coaches, Peer Influence, Cultural Influences, Literature Reviews, Attitude Change, Behavior Change, Social Influences, Personality Traits, Biology, Counseling Techniques
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
Education Level: Higher Education
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