The relationship between body image and body composition of college females

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1979

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The purpose of this study was to determine if a relationship existed between body image variables and body composition. The second purpose of the study was to determine if a relationship did exist, was the relationship general or specific to the body image weight factor. A theoretical model was developed using body image theory as it relates to conscious attitudes and feelings toward the body and current body composition research. Subjects utilized in this study included 170 college females enrolled in physical activity classes at Texas A&I University. Subjects were administered a revised body image questionnaire and triceps, thigh and suprailiac skinfold measures were taken. [...]

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