Year of Publication
Master of Science in Hospitality and Tourism Management (MSHTM)
Agriculture, Food and Environment
Dietetics and Human Nutrition
Dr. Janet Kurzynske
Dr. Hazel Forsythe
Eating disorders and disordered eating habits and behaviors were measured using the Eating Disorders Inventory-3 Referral Form (EDI-3 RF). The sample consisted of 159 elite, collegiate student athletes, males and females, aged 18 to 22. Five sports were represented, including basketball, gymnastics, soccer, swimming & diving, and volleyball. Overall, findings support the position that athletes, as a distinct population, and specifically female athletes and those that participate in lean sports, are at an increased risk for disordered eating behaviors and diagnosable eating disorders. Of the 159 total athletes that completed the questionnaire, 33% (n=53) of the athletes sampled met one or more referral criteria based on reported behavior in the 3 months prior. A total of 37 athletes were referred to professional healthcare providers for meeting criteria of disordered eating behavior according the the Eating Disorder Inventory-3 Referral Form.
Armes, Ann M., "Disordered Eating Habits and Behaviors Among Elite Collegiate Athletes" (2013). Theses and Dissertations--Dietetics and Human Nutrition. 16.