Academic journal article Women in Sport & Physical Activity Journal

F 2004

Academic journal article Women in Sport & Physical Activity Journal

F 2004

Article excerpt

This issue contains a number of interesting peer-reviewed articles. Two of them pertain to a lingering problem for female athletes, eating disorders and body image. The Vos Strache, Strong, and Peterson article examines the motives that guide women's self-evaluation processes of their physical self, while Thompson, Smith, and DiGioacchino Debate looked specifically at the behaviors of collegiate cross country runners that may predispose them to potential eating disorder problems. In a related article, Ebbeck, Watkins, and Levy look at some possible determinants of older women's health behaviors. Keeping with the international focus of the journal, a paper by Bar-Eli, Shirom, and Nir compares elite, Israeli female athletes who competed in "feminine-type" or "non-feminine type" sports, sharing with the readers the differences they found. An article by Daniels examines the issue for female athletes of having a "mark" on their body, within the context of appropriate role presentation. Finally, the Title IX article presents a comprehensive review and analysis. The Rosenthal, Lynsey-Morris, and Martinez article is timely for female athletes in today's society, and those who work within those programs. Also notice the interesting and informative book reviews in this issue.

An additional treat for our readers is the inclusion of an invited article by Pemberton, Shields, Gilbert, Shen, and Said. …

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