Learning experiences in dance class predict adult eating disturbance.

  title={Learning experiences in dance class predict adult eating disturbance.},
  author={Agnes M Annus and G. Michael Van Ty Smith},
  journal={European eating disorders review : the journal of the Eating Disorders Association},
  volume={17 1},
Elite dancers are at increased risk of eating disorders. The authors hypothesized that specific learning about thinness in dance class, rather than simple participation in dance training, tends to be an important aspect of the risk process. Approximately 500 college women reported on their previous dance experiences, their dance-related learning about thinness, their eating behaviours and attitudes and their thinness expectancies. Results showed that lifetime amount of time spent in dance class… CONTINUE READING