GENDER WISE COMPARISON OF DISORDERED EATING ATTITUDES IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION PROFESSIONALS OF INDIA: A CROSS-SECTIONAL STUDY

Authors

  • Jupender Singh Bhagi Research Scholar, Department of Physical Education and Sports Sciences, University of Delhi, India https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1877-2511
  • Dr. Kuljeet Kaur Associate Professor, Physical Education, SRCC (University of Delhi), India https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1430-0277
  • Dr. Sarita Tyagi Associate Professor, Indira Gandhi Institute of Physical Education, University of Delhi, India

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.29121/granthaalayah.v9.i6.2021.4003

Keywords:

Physical Education Professionals, North India, Eating Disorder, EAT-26

Abstract

Motivation/Background: Eating disorders (ED) are serious psychological disorders characterized by unhealthy eating habits. There are a limited number of studies on eating disorders among male and female physical education professionals like teachers, coaches, and trainers. Therefore, the objective of this study was to examine the prevalence of disordered eating attitudes (EA) among the ones that are more or less associated with fitness, training and counseling the students and public in general. Method: A survey study on 83 such professionals with at least 5 years of experience was being conducted through online questionnaire. The Eating Attitudes Test (EAT-26) was used. Results: Of the 83 participants, 20% scored ≥ 20 on the EAT-26. A significant positive correlation (p<.01) was found between age and body mass index (BMI) on EAT-26 scores. Conclusions: Awareness regarding appropriate nutrition in relation to body weight is needed among professionals themselves before they counsel others to begin with and must therefore be cautious about their own eating patterns in the first place.

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Published

2021-06-30

How to Cite

Bhagi, J. S., Kaur, K., & Tyagi, D. S. . (2021). GENDER WISE COMPARISON OF DISORDERED EATING ATTITUDES IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION PROFESSIONALS OF INDIA: A CROSS-SECTIONAL STUDY. International Journal of Research -GRANTHAALAYAH, 9(6), 91–97. https://doi.org/10.29121/granthaalayah.v9.i6.2021.4003