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posted on 18.07.2014, 08:15 by Carolyn PlateauCarolyn Plateau, Vaithehy Shanmugam, Rachel Duckham, Huw Goodwin, Sophia JowettSophia Jowett, Katherine Brooke-WavellKatherine Brooke-Wavell, Alex Laybourne, Jon Arcelus, Caroline Meyer
This study assessed the 5 factor structure of the Compulsive Exercise Test and explored the relationship between compulsive exercise and eating psychopathology in athletes. Confirmatory and exploratory factor analyses of the Compulsive Exercise Test were conducted with 689 competitive athletes (aged 18 to 35 years). Convergent validity with the Eating Disorders Examination Questionnaire was explored. The 5 factor structure showed a poor fit; an alternative 3 factor structure is proposed. Exercising for weight control and to avoid a negative mood were strongly associated with eating psychopathology. Implications for using the Compulsive Exercise Test with athletes are discussed.

History

School

  • Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

Published in

JOURNAL OF APPLIED SPORT PSYCHOLOGY

Volume

26

Issue

3

Pages

287 - 301 (15)

Citation

PLATEAU, C.R. ... et al., 2014. Use of the compulsive exercise test with athletes : norms and links with eating psychopathology. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 26 (3), pp. 287-301.

Publisher

Taylor and Francis (© Association for Applied Sport Psychology)

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Publication date

2014

Notes

This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Journal of Applied Sport Psychology on 08-05-2014, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/10413200.2013.867911.

ISSN

1041-3200

eISSN

1533-1571

Language

en