International Journal of Physiology, Nutrition and Physical Education
2019, Vol. 4, Issue 1
Disordered eating attitude and its relationship with overweight/obesity among male adolescents
Author(s): Kavita Sharma and Sukhdev Singh
Abstract: Objective: To examine the relationship between Disordered Eating Attitude and overweight/obesity.
Methods: The study participants were 332 male adolescents. The subject’s age ranged from 13-18 years. The convenience approach of sampling was followed to locate the participants. Disordered Eating Attitude scale developed by Alvarenga was utilized to examine the eating behaviour of the participants. Point-Biserial correlation was run to examine the relationship.
Results: The prevalence of overweight/obesity was 6.93%. The study found positive and significant relationship for all the subscales and overall disordered eating attitude with overweight/obesity.
Conclusion: It was found that as the BMI value increases the disordered eating attitude also increases among male adolescents.