James Lock

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  • Factor structure of the Eating Disorder Examination Questionnaire (EDE-Q) in male and female college athletes. Body image Darcy, A. M., Hardy, K. K., Crosby, R. D., Lock, J., Peebles, R. 2013; 10 (3): 399-405


    The study explored the psychometric properties of the Eating Disorder Examination Questionnaire (EDE-Q) among 1637 university students. Participants were divided into male (n=432) and female (n=544) competitive athletes, and male (n=229) and female (n=429) comparison groups comprised of individuals who had not engaged in competitive sports for at least one year. All groups were subjected to confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) to test the fit of the published factor structure in this population, and then exploratory FA (EFA). A three-factor solution was the best fit for three out of four groups, with a two-factor solution providing best fit for the male comparison group. The first factor for all groups resembled a combined Shape and Weight Concern subscale. The factor structure among male and female competitive athletes was remarkably similar; however, non-competitive athletic/low activity males appear qualitatively different from other groups.

    View details for DOI 10.1016/j.bodyim.2013.01.008

    View details for PubMedID 23453695

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