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Patterns of Eating Habits in Individuals Relating to Levels of Exercise

Skoczen, Katarzyna (Kasha) (2022) Patterns of Eating Habits in Individuals Relating to Levels of Exercise. Undergraduate thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

There are three main research questions being addressed by this research. The first one is “do individuals who regularly exercise have more disordered eating habits compared to individuals who do not exercise regularly”. The second question is, “is there a correlation between levels of exercise and disordered eating habits”. The third and final question is, “is there a difference among genders”. The Minnesota Eating Behavior Survey (MEBS) was administered to participants (n=83) through a link provided on Instagram. Results showed that individuals who regularly exercise have a larger number of disordered eating habits compared to individuals who do not regularly exercise; as the number of days exercise was conducted went up, so did the levels of disordered eating habits. A slight variation between genders was found, however this does need to be perceived with caution as 65% of the participants were female. This study is beginning to fill the gap in the current literature, which would provide a greater knowledge from a psychological perspective on eating habits and how they are affected by levels of exercise which would be useful for treatment. Further research in this area would provide necessary knowledge needed to expand on education for health reasons.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > Psychology
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine > Personal Health and Hygiene
Divisions: School of Business > BA (Honours) in Psychology
Depositing User: Clara Chan
Date Deposited: 21 Jul 2022 10:38
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2022 10:38
URI: https://norma.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/5681

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