Nutritional knowledge, locus of control and dietary practices of college athletes from a NCAA division one university

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dc.contributor.advisor Roepke, Judith B. en_US Keys, Sybil L. en_US
dc.coverage.spatial n-us-in en_US 2011-06-03T19:36:11Z 2011-06-03T19:36:11Z 1992 en_US 1992
dc.identifier LD2489.Z78 1992 .K49 en_US
dc.description.abstract Nutrition knowledge, Locus of Control, and dietary practices were assessed and compared among male and female athletes at Ball State University with the goal of designing an appropriate nutrition education program. Members of the men's basketball (n=ll), track (n=12) and women's basketball (n=12) and track (n=14) teams were selected as participants in this study. Each participant was required to complete nutrition knowledge, Locus of Control and food frequency questionnaires in addition to completing three 24-hour food recalls on separate occasions.Comparison between gender revealed that female athletes had greater nutrition knowledge levels than male athletes. Women averaged only 90% of advisable caloric intake whereas men exceeded their advisable caloric intake.Male athletes were found not to have better dietary practices than female athletes as previous research suggest. In fact, males exceeded the percent of advisable intake of protein and fat. While, women exceeded advisable protein intake, they consumed less than the maximum advisable fat intake.Comparisons made between sport form revealed two trends: (1) track athletes had greater nutrition knowledge than basketball players and (2) track athletes tended to consume a greater percent of kcalorie intake as protein than basketball athletes.It can be concluded from this study that greater nutrition education should be given to male athletes to encourage lower fat and protein intake. Female athletes need to be educated in the areas of approximate caloric and protein intake. All the athletes need to be educated in general nutrition and nutrition as it relates to physical activity. Further investigation is needed to evaluate the effect of Locus of Control on the dietary practices of both male and female athletes.
dc.description.sponsorship Institute for Wellness
dc.format.extent vii, 87 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh College athletes -- Nutrition. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Diet. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Food habits -- Indiana -- Muncie. en_US
dc.subject.other Ball State University -- Students -- Nutrition. en_US
dc.title Nutritional knowledge, locus of control and dietary practices of college athletes from a NCAA division one university en_US Thesis (M.S.)
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