Differences in energy and nutrient intakes, body composition, and body image between adolescent male and female athletes (swimmers) and non- athletes

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dc.contributor.advisor Roepke, Judith B. en_US
dc.contributor.author Shunk, Sally A. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:36:17Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:36:17Z
dc.date.created 1993 en_US
dc.date.issued 1993
dc.identifier LD2489.Z78 1993 .S58 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/184624
dc.description.abstract Competitive swimming is a sport in which "the need to succeed" is stressed and the desire to reach the optimal level of performance--physically, emotionally, and nutritionally is strong. This research sought to investigate whether there were differences in nutrient intakes, percent body fat, and body image between male and female swimmers and their non-athletic counterparts at Muncie Central High School in Muncie, Indiana.The accessible population for this study included those male and female athletes and non-athletes, ages 14 to 18, who attended Muncie Central High School during the 1989-1990 school year.The data indicated that athletes did not differ from non-athletes while males and females did differ significantly in significant differences in height between athletes and non-athletes, primarily due to the differences in the height of female athletes as males appeared to be similar, but female athletes were one-half inch taller, on the average, than female non-athletes. There were no significant differences between the weights of male between athletes and non-athletes,male non-athletes were and female athletes and non-athletes; however, male athletes were 13 lbs. lighter, on the average, than their male counterparts. There was a significant interaction, in percent body fat, significantly fatter than male athletes. There was a tendency for males to have lower scores on the Eating Attitudes Test (EAT) than females, suggesting that males were at lower risks for disorders than females.These data suggest that nutrition education programs should be planned to ensure good diets for all students, athletes, and non-athletes.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Home Economics
dc.format.extent vi, 98 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh High school students -- Nutrition. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Swimmers -- Nutrition. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Self-perception in adolescence. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Body composition. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Athletes -- Nutrition. en_US
dc.title Differences in energy and nutrient intakes, body composition, and body image between adolescent male and female athletes (swimmers) and non- athletes en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.S.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/865939 en_US


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