Body-shape perceptions of elderly women exercisers and nonexercisers

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Hallinan, Christopher J and Schuler, Petra (1993) Body-shape perceptions of elderly women exercisers and nonexercisers. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 77 (2). pp. 451-456. ISSN 0031-5125 (print) 1558-688X (online)


Perceptions of current and ideal body shape for 49 elderly women exercisers (66 to 88 yr.) and 29 nonexercisers were measured using a nine-figure sihouette scale. Exercisers showed greater difference between current and ideal shape than nonexercisers, but no association was found for oge 1:urther research needs to consider additional socioeconomic factors and be vabdated from a broader population.

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Item type Article
DOI 10.2466/pms.1993.77.2.451
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Subjects Historical > RFCD Classification > 320000 Medical and Health Sciences
Historical > FOR Classification > 1701 Psychology
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Centre for Ageing, Rehabilitation, Exercise & Sport Science (CARES)
Keywords physical activities, sports, body shape, women's perception
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