The Relationship Between Body Dissatisfaction and Eating Disorder Among Exercisers (Part 2)

Monday, December 08, 2014

Sue-Yee Tan, Wan-Ping Yew

1.1 Problem Statement
People are generally dissatisfied with their bodies, especially for those who are in the normal weight and overweight group. The prevalence of body image has been an over-concern among young adults often linked into psychological and physical illnesses that makes the present examination valid in the present study. Today, body dissatisfaction has become a significant issue discussed among the public. Many of them have spent enormous amounts of time and energy to enhance or maintain their body shape to be the desirable and acceptable in the eyes others and to themselves. However, the trend of a thin-culture has diminished the healthy level of body weight, hence; it creates problems such as eating disorders among young adults. Currently, it is unclear whether people who exercise may be at a particularly high risk of developing an eating disorder. Hence, this study aims to examine whether exercisers feel more body dissatisfaction as a result that leads to a higher chance of having an eating disorder tendency.
1.2 Significance of the Study
Previously, past research on body dissatisfaction have been conducted mostly among females students in college settings. In the present study, participants included both genders, female and male. It is because body dissatisfaction occurs not only among the females but among males as well. Furthermore, this study is also significant in examining the relationship between body dissatisfaction and eating disorders among exercisers. Previous studies that were related to body dissatisfaction have less relation with exercisers; hence it is significant to include exercisers as the subject of the present study in association with body satisfaction and eating disorders.
(to be continued)


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