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dc.contributor.advisorSachs, Michael L.
dc.creatorVavra, Samantha
dc.date.accessioned2020-11-05T19:50:33Z
dc.date.available2020-11-05T19:50:33Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.other931912230
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12613/3995
dc.description.abstractThis study examined collegiate swimming coaches' knowledge and attitudes towards eating disorders and unhealthy weight loss practices within their athletes along with their perceptions of sport specific pressures in swimming. I used a modified version of the 2003 NCAA Questionnaire for Collegiate Coaches of Female Student-Athletes developed and utilized by Sherman, Thompson, Dehass, and Wilfret. I used email to distribute the link to an online version of the survey, and used SPSS to analyze the data. The results suggest that NCAA Division I, II, and III collegiate swimming coaches are aware of the prevalence along with the fact that that athletes do participate in unhealthy weight loss practices and suffer from eating disorders. This study suggests that many coaches are knowledgeable about this topic, but I was unable to conclude whether swimmers experience sport specific pressures that put them at higher risk for or lead to eating disorders. Both participant gender and NCAA division coached were found to present statistically significant differences in survey responses. Despite results being statistically significant, results are consistent with previous research examining eating disorders in sport. Results were not able to conclude if swimmers experience sport specific pressures leading to the development of eating disorders. It is hoped that future research will continue to examine the link between specific sports and the development of ED, as well as focus on providing coaches with more knowledge and education on this topic.
dc.format.extent85 pages
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherTemple University. Libraries
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dc.subjectKinesiology
dc.subjectPsychology
dc.subjectPsychology, Clinical
dc.subjectAthletes
dc.subjectAttitudes
dc.subjectCoaches
dc.subjectCollege
dc.subjectEating Disorders
dc.subjectKnowledge
dc.titleWeighing in on Eating Disorders: Collegiate Swimming Coaches' Knowledge and Attitudes Towards Eating Disorders and Unhealthy Weight Loss Behaviors in Female Athletes
dc.typeText
dc.type.genreThesis/Dissertation
dc.contributor.committeememberButcher-Poffley, Lois A.
dc.contributor.committeememberDuCette, Joseph P.
dc.description.departmentKinesiology
dc.relation.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.34944/dspace/3977
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dc.description.degreeM.S.
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