Body image, dieting and disordered eating and activity practices among teacher trainees: implications for school-based health education and obesity prevention programs.

@article{Yager2009BodyID,
  title={Body image, dieting and disordered eating and activity practices among teacher trainees: implications for school-based health education and obesity prevention programs.},
  author={Zali Yager and Jennifer A O'dea},
  journal={Health education research},
  year={2009},
  volume={24 3},
  pages={
          472-82
        }
}
The aim was to investigate and compare body image, body dissatisfaction, dieting, disordered eating, exercise and eating disorders among trainee health education/physical education (H&PE) and non-H&PE teachers. Participants were 502 trainee teachers randomly selected from class groups at three Australian universities who completed the questionnaire. H&PE males and females had significantly poorer body image and higher levels of body dissatisfaction, dieting and disordered eating behaviors than… CONTINUE READING

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