social physique anxiety

social physique anxiety

anxiety that individuals experience in response to a perception that others will negatively evaluate their physique.
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The collegiate synchronized skaters in this study, while not reporting extreme weight pressures, did report moderate social physique anxiety which was greater than that reported by lean sport athletes in previous research (Hausenblas & Mack, 1999; Reel & Gill, 2001; VanRaalte et al.
Social physique anxiety (SPA; Hart Leafy, & Rejeski, 1989) may reduce exercise motivation (Eklund & Crawford, 1994; McAuley, Bane, & Mihalko, 1995) and has been associated with both low (Lantz, Hardy, & Ainsworth, 1997) and excessive exercise (Frederick & Morisson, 1996; Imm & Pruitt, 1991).
Self-esteem, body satisfaction and social physique anxiety were examined in college age males (N=557) of differing self-reported exercise frequency and racial background Participants were categorized into Caucasian (n=407), African-American, (n=150), three weight training frequency categories (non-weight training, 1-3 days/week, 4+ days/week), and three aerobic exercise frequency categories (no aerobic exercise, 1-3 days/week, 4+ days/week).
The women completed the Eating Disorders Inventory (EDI), Social Physique Anxiety Scale (SPAS), and a background questionnaire.
lacrosse, volleyball, & soccer; n = 39) and a nonathletic control group (n = 39) on the attitudinal, behavioral, and psychological subscales of the Eating Disorder Inventory-2 (EDI-2; Garner, 1991) and the Social Physique Anxiety Scale (SPAS; Hart, Leary, & Rejeski, 1989).
For example, social physique anxiety among 580 British school children was found to negatively predict self-determined motivation for exercise via extrinsic goals (Gillison, Standage, & Skevington, 2006).
Importantly, not only behavioral regulations but also the feelings of exercisers such as dispositional flow and social physique anxiety have been influenced by BMI (Greenleaf, 2005; Hausenblas and Fallon, 2002).
Based on self-determination theory (SDT), the main goal of this study is to analyze dispositional flow and social physique anxiety (SPA) that could be predicted by gender, BMI and motivational regulations and to examine motivational regulations, dispositional flow and SPA of college students in terms of stage of change for exercise.
Aerobic fitness and social physique anxiety level in young adults
Versao Brasileira da Social Physique Anxiety Scale--SPAS (Hart, Leary, & Rejesky, 1989; versao para o Brasil: Campana, Tavares, & Silva, 2011).
Within this field, the affective response reflecting concern about how others may judge one's body has been called social physique anxiety (Leary, 1992).
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