Determinants of restrictive dietary behaviors among female high school athletes

Authors: Morissette, Éliane; Laramée, CatherineDrapeau, Vicky; Couture, Steven; Valois, PierreGoulet, ClaudeProvencher, VéroniqueLamarche, 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.
Document Type: Article de recherche
Issue Date: 1 September 2015
Open Access Date: 2 May 2016
Document version: VoR
This document was published in: Health Behavior & Policy Review, Vol. 2 (5), 378–387 (2015)
Paris Scholar Publishing, Ltd.
Alternative version: 10.14485/HBPR.2.5.6
Collection:Articles publiés dans des revues avec comité de lecture

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