Adolescent male athletes: body image, diet, and exercise.

@article{Parks1997AdolescentMA,
  title={Adolescent male athletes: body image, diet, and exercise.},
  author={Paul Parks and Marsha H Read},
  journal={Adolescence},
  year={1997},
  volume={32 127},
  pages={593-602}
}
The purpose of this study was to investigate and compare body image concerns, attitudes toward eating/weight control, and reasons for exercising between two groups of adolescent male athletes--football players (N = 44) and cross-country runners (N = 30). Subjects responded to surveys covering eating attitudes, weight concerns, physical traits, perceived and ideal body shape/size, and reasons for exercising. Significant differences were noted: Football players reported a more positive body image… CONTINUE READING

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