Body Self-Image, Eating Attitudes and Quality of Life among Regular, Moderate and Non-Exercisers

Nandini Sanyal, Tina Fernandes, Ritika Matta
2016 IOSR Journal of Humanities and Social Science  
The present study aims to observeif there is a relationship between body self-image, eating attitudes and quality of life in men and women engaged in regular, moderate and no exercise. A non-probability purposive sampling technique was employed to select a sample of193 young unmarried adults aged between 20-30 years.The Body Self-Image Questionnaire (BSIQ) (Rowe, 1999), theEating Attitudes Scale (EAT-26) (Garner, 1982) and the Quality Of Life questionnaire (WHOQOL-BREF, 1991)were administered
more » ... were administered to the participants. The results indicated significant differences betweenregular, moderate and non-exercisers with respect to body self-image and eating attitudes (p<0.05). The analysis also revealed significantgender differenceswith respect to body self-image and quality of life (p<0.05). Body self-image, eating attitudes and quality of life were found to be significantlycorrelatedin the three groups (p<0.05). The study highlights the need to bring about awareness in schools, colleges and work places about the importance of physical exercise and its effect on building positive self-perception and self-esteem and thereby improve the quality of life and levels of happiness in individuals.
doi:10.9790/0837-2108064457 fatcat:zc3pdg4lrfd3poe52znhb74ftq