International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 1, Issue 1, Part E (2014)
A study on eating disorders among male individual and team game players
The purpose of the study was to evaluate eating disorders among team game and individual game players. On the basis of purposive sampling a total of 140 male players out of which 70 from individual games (wrestling, weight lifting, athletics, boxing, gymnastics, wushu, cycling, judo) and 70 from team games (basketball, cricket, volleyball, handball, hockey and football) were selected from various colleges of Delhi University, with minimum State level participation, having age range from 20 to 30 years were selected. Data on Eating disorders were collected by administering the Eating Attitude Test (EAT-26) and calculating BMI respectively. Guttman’s Split half coefficient and Cronbach alpha of EAT-26 on Indian population was found to be. 63 and. 88 respectively. Analysis of data revealed no significant differences between male individual and team game players on eating attitudes with t=1.97 at 0.05 level was 1.99. This might be due to the fact that eating disorders occurs very less prominently in males, because of high self-esteem factor and sustainability for dramatically lower body fat (Baum, 2006). But there were significant differences indicated on BMI (t=6.53) among the two groups. This may be attributed as the body size differences have been found among athletes in different sports and games and among events within the same sports (Nande et al. 2009).
How to cite this article:
Dr. Ashok Kumar Singh. A study on eating disorders among male individual and team game players. Int J Appl Res 2014;1(1):345-347.