Prevalence of Eating Disorders and Disordered Eating Behaviors Among Male Collegiate Athletes Metadata

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Title

  • Main Title Prevalence of Eating Disorders and Disordered Eating Behaviors Among Male Collegiate Athletes

Creator

  • Author: Petrie, Trent A.
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: University of North Texas
  • Author: Greenleaf, Christy
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: University of North Texas
  • Author: Reel, Justine J.
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: University of Utah
  • Author: Carter, Jennifer
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: Center for Healthy Living

Publisher

  • Name: American Psychological Association (APA)
    Place of Publication: [Washington, D.C.]

Date

  • Creation: 2008

Language

  • English

Description

  • Content Description: This article discusses the prevalence of eating disorders and disordered eating behaviors among male collegiate athletes.
  • Physical Description: 11 p.

Subject

  • Keyword: eating disorders
  • Keyword: pathogenic weight controls
  • Keyword: male athletes

Source

  • Journal: Psychology of Men and Masculinity, 2008. Washington DC: American Psychological Association, pp. 267-277

Citation

  • Publication Title: Psychology of Men and Masculinity
  • Volume: 9
  • Issue: 4
  • Page Start: 267
  • Page End: 277
  • Peer Reviewed: True

Collection

  • Name: UNT Scholarly Works
    Code: UNTSW

Institution

  • Name: UNT College of Education
    Code: UNTCED

Rights

  • Rights Access: public

Resource Type

  • Article

Format

  • Text

Identifier

  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc31092

Degree

  • Academic Department: Kinesiology, Health Promotion, and Recreation

Note

  • Display Note: Abstract: Male athletes have been hypothesized to be at increased risk for disordered eating attitudes and behaviors due to unique pressures in the sport environment. In this study, 203 male collegiate athletes from three universities completed the Questionnaire for Eating Disorder Diagnosis (QEDD; Mintz, O'Halloran, Mulholland, & Schneider, 1997) as well as provided information on binge eating and pathogenic weight control behaviors. None were classified with a clinical eating disorder, though almost 20% reported a sufficient number and level of symptoms to be considered symptomatic. Just over 80% had no significant eating disorder concerns and were classified as asymptomatic. Neither year in school, race/ethnicity, sport type, nor age were related to whether or not the athletes were symptomatic or asymptomatic. In terms of the athletes' body mass, fewer than 2% were underweight and 66% were classified as overweight or obese according to CDC guidelines; over 60% were satisfied with their current body weight. Although the frequency of pathogenic behaviors was low, exercise (37%) and fasting/dieting (14.2%) were the primary and secondary means for controlling weight; fewer than 10% used vomiting, laxatives, or diuretics.