Determinants of restrictive dietary behaviors among female high school athletes
|Authors:||Morissette, Éliane; Laramée, Catherine; Drapeau, Vicky; Couture, Steven; Valois, Pierre; Goulet, Claude; Provencher, Véronique; Lamarche, Benoît|
|Abstract:||This study assessed the determinants of intention to adopt restrictive dietary behaviors to lose weight among high school female athletes. Methods: Female athletes (N = 255) and non-athlete controls (N = 91) completed a questionnaire based on the theory of planned behavior. Results: Intention to adopt restrictive dietary behaviors to lose weight, which had a prevalence of 22%-29% among athletes and controls, was correlated primarily with attitude towards this behavior (R2 = 45%, p < .0001). Attitude was in turn correlated with improvement in appearance (R2 = 37%, p < .0001). Conclusions: Improvement in appearance is a key belief to address in interventions aimed at decreasing the intention to use restrictive dietary behaviors to lose weight among adolescent female athletes.|
|Issue Date:||1 September 2015|
|Open Access Date:||2 May 2016|
|This document was published in:||Health Behavior & Policy Review, Vol. 2 (5), 378–387 (2015)|
Paris Scholar Publishing, Ltd.
|Collection:||Articles publiés dans des revues avec comité de lecture|
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