Year of Publication
Date of Thesis
Master of Science
Exercise and Sport Sciences
Exercise -- Psychology; Body image
While the majority of Americans do not engage in enough exercise (CDC, 1995), some Americans exercise too much. When this occurs, exercise can be detrimental to an individual's health and well-being (Allegre, Souville, Therme, & Griffiths, 2006). This extreme exercise behavior, exercise dependence (ED; Hausenblas & Downs, 2002), can be observed in the general population; however, endurance athletes present a group of individuals who may experience higher levels of ED (Veale, 1987). The main purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence of ED in endurance athletes and examine the roles of gender, age, body image, and motives for physical activity.
Proshutina, Maria, "Exercise dependence and body image in endurance athletes" (2012). Ithaca College Theses. Paper 21.