Date of Award

1991

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.H.K.

Department

Kinesiology

Keywords

Education, Physical.

Rights

CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

Abstract

A statistically significant positive correlation was found between the Bulimia Test (BULIT) and the Body Mass Index (BMI) for the women's sample indicating that as a subject's BMI increased, the higher they scored on the BULIT. A statistically significant negative correlation was found between the BULIT and age for the women's sample suggesting that as age decreases the higher the subject scored on the BULIT. If the subjects' age was low and their BMI was high they were at greater risk to score higher on the BULIT. One-way ANOVAs were calculated and found that instructors exercised significantly more than non-instructors. A statistically significant positive correlation was found between the Bulimia Level of Knowledge Questionnaire (BLOKQ) and the Body Size Distortion Questionnaire (BSDQ) for the men's sample suggesting that when the subject's knowledge increased, the less likely they were to underestimate their body size. A statistically significant positive correlation was found between BMI and exercise for the men's sample indicating that as the subject's BMI increased, the amount of exercise per week also increased. A Mann-Whitney U test found statistically significant differences between men and women and their BSDQ percentages. Women overestimate their body size significantly more than men. A t-test found that women scored significantly higher on the BLOKQ than men. (Abstract shortened by UMI.)Dept. of Kinesiology. Paper copy at Leddy Library: Theses & Major Papers - Basement, West Bldg. / Call Number: Thesis1991 .F674. Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 30-04, page: 0991. Thesis (M.H.K.)--University of Windsor (Canada), 1991.

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