The body self-awareness among women practicing fitness: a preliminary study

Anna Brytek-Matera, Anna Kozieł
2015 Polish Psychological Bulletin  
The purposes of the present study were to explore the relationship between body awareness and negative body attitude, interoceptive body awareness and physical self in women practicing fitness as well as to analyze the determinants of body awareness. The Body Awareness Questionnaire, the Multidimensional Assessment of Interoceptive Awareness, the Physical Self-Description Questionnaire and the Body Attitude Test were applied to 43 women practicing fitness and 32 non-fitness practitioners.
more » ... self-awareness was connected with greater fitness practitioners' interoceptive body awareness and greater physical self. Noticing and global esteem predicted body awareness in women practicing fitness.
doi:10.1515/ppb-2015-0014 fatcat:udfyikn6enapjd5dai6i43pb5m