The Role of Socio-Physical Anxiety, Body Image, and Self Esteem in Prediction of the Eating Disorder in Sportswomen

AUTHORS

aidin valizadeh 1 , Saeed Ariapooran 2 , *

1 Instructor of Physical Sciences, School of Literature and Human Sciences, Mohaghegh Ardabili University, Ardabil, Iran.

2 PhD student of psychology, School of Literature and Human Sciences, Mohaghegh Ardabili University, Ardabil, Iran.

How to Cite: valizadeh A, Ariapooran S . The Role of Socio-Physical Anxiety, Body Image, and Self Esteem in Prediction of the Eating Disorder in Sportswomen, Zahedan J Res Med Sci. 2012 ; 14(1):e93675.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Zahedan Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: 14 (1); e93675
Published Online: October 01, 2011
Article Type: Short Communication
Received: December 22, 2011
Accepted: May 05, 2011
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Abstract

Background: Socio-physical anxiety, body image, and self esteem are variables that play an important role on eating disorders. The purpose of this research was the role of socio-physical anxiety, body image and self esteem in prediction of the eating disorders in sportswomen.

Materials and Method: 181 of aerobic and physical readiness sportswomen were selected by clustered sampling method and filled the questionnaire containing eating disorder, socio-physical anxiety, body image concern and self esteem scales.

Results: According to this research, there was meaningful correlation between social physical anxiety (r=-0.326), body image concern (r=0.466) and self-esteem (r=0.349) with eating disorders and these variables were explained the 0.27 variance in eating disorders.

Conclusion: Results are corresponding with previous studies and have important implications in attention to the predicting variables of eating disorders in athletes’ women. [ZJRMS, 2012 14(1): 56-60]

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