Body Image Perception in Mexican University Athletes VS Non-Athletes
Science Journal of Public Health
Volume 2, Issue 4, July 2014, Pages: 257-260
Received: Apr. 24, 2014; Accepted: May 6, 2014; Published: Jun. 20, 2014
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Jesús Enrique Peinado Pérez, Faculty of Physical Culture Sciences, Autonomous University of Chihuahua, México
Judith Margarita Rodríguez-Villalobos, Faculty of Physical Culture Sciences, Autonomous University of Chihuahua, México
Juan Francisco Aguirre Chávez, Faculty of Physical Culture Sciences, Autonomous University of Chihuahua, México
José Leandro Tristán Rodríguez, Faculty of Sport Organization, Autonomous University of Nuevo León, México
Isabel Castillo Fernández, Faculty of Psychology, University of Valencia, Spain
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Abstract
The objective of this study consisted in determining the differences and similarities among Mexican University students who practice a sport on a regular basis with those who do not do, concerning their body image perception to their actual, ideal, social and body size dissatisfaction. A total sample of 304 male University students, aged 18-29 years participated in this study; 146 of them practice a sport and participate regularly in a tournament or competition. A quantitative approach with a descriptive and transversal survey design was used. All the participants completed the Contour Drawing Rating Scale adapted and computerized by [1]. The results of the one-way multivariate analysis of variance, followed by the one-way univariate analyses of variance, show that university students who don’t participate in a regular sport are the ones who show thicker models for their present, ideal and social figure, in addition to demonstrating higher body size dissatisfaction. Further research should reply these findings in larger samples.
Keywords
Body Image, Physical Activity, Body Size Dissatisfaction, Figure Rating Scale
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Jesús Enrique Peinado Pérez, Judith Margarita Rodríguez-Villalobos, Juan Francisco Aguirre Chávez, José Leandro Tristán Rodríguez, Isabel Castillo Fernández, Body Image Perception in Mexican University Athletes VS Non-Athletes, Science Journal of Public Health. Vol. 2, No. 4, 2014, pp. 257-260. doi: 10.11648/j.sjph.20140204.12
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