Eating Disorders in Female College Athletes: Risk Factors, Prevention, and Treatment
Pearson, Frances C., Rivers, Tara C., College Student Affairs Journal
Female athletes are at risk for developing eating disorders because of the pressures that are placed on them by society, their peers, their coaches, and the sports culture itself. This paper reviews the literature on the risk factors involved and various methods of prevention and treatment. The authors conclude that individual and group approaches are most effective when they utilize the sports culture to change attitudes and behaviors.
Eating disorders have become a problem on many college campuses (Holston & Cashwell, 2000), with as many as one-third of college women engaging in some kind of disordered eating behavior (Grigg, Bowman & Redman, 1996; Joiner & …
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Publication information: Article title: Eating Disorders in Female College Athletes: Risk Factors, Prevention, and Treatment. Contributors: Pearson, Frances C. - Author, Rivers, Tara C. - Author. Journal title: College Student Affairs Journal. Volume: 26. Issue: 1 Publication date: Fall 2006. Page number: 30+. © Southern Association for College Student Affairs Fall 1998. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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