Date of Submission
Campus Only Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
© 2015 Kimberly Scamman
Eating disorders and disturbed body image perceptions are becoming a growing problem in athletes. Similar to non-athletes, both female and male athletes have shown an upward trend in the development of eating disorders. The purpose of this research paper is to compile previous research on possible reasons why athletes develop eating disorders. Gender differences, outside influence, specific sports and certain personality characteristics are investigated more in depth to see the affects they have on athletes’ tendencies in developing eating disorders and negative body image.
Scamman, Kimberly, "The Prevalence of Eating Disorders Among Athletes" (2015). CMC Senior Theses. 1106.
This thesis is restricted to the Claremont Colleges current faculty, students, and staff.