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Use of the compulsive exercise test with athletes : norms and links with rating psychopathology

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posted on 2014-01-01, 00:00 authored by C Plateau, V Shanmugam, Rachel DuckhamRachel Duckham, H Goodwin, S Jowett, K Brooke-Wavell, A Laybourne, J Arcelus, C Meyer
This study assessed the 5-factor structure of the Compulsive Exercise Test (CET) and explored the relationship between compulsive exercise and eating psychopathology in athletes. Confirmatory and exploratory factor analyses of the CET were conducted with 689 competitive athletes (18–35 years of age). Convergent validity with the Eating Disorders Examination Questionnaire (EDE-Q) was explored. The 5-factor structure showed a poor fit; an alternative 3-factor structure is proposed. Exercising for weight control and exercising to avoid a negative mood were strongly associated with eating psychopathology. Implications for using the CET with athletes are discussed.

History

Journal

Journal of applied sport psychology

Volume

26

Issue

3

Pagination

287 - 301

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

Location

Abingdon, Eng.

ISSN

1041-3200

eISSN

1533-1571

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2014, Association for Applied Sport Psychology