The relationships between self-esteem, body image and eating disorders in Australian competitive male athletes

About this study

This research will take a unique look into males with body image, self_esteem, and/or eating pattern concerns, experienced while training and competing as athletes, and will give a voice to a population that has largely been neglected in contemporary research.

Research TeamDr. M Osborne, Dr. I Krug, R Williams
InstitutionThe University of Melbourne
Ethics Approval Number1646519
Project Start Date18 April 2016
ParticipantsMales involved in competitive sport at any level.
Whats InvolvedThe study is in two parts. First, an anonymous survey, which can be found at the link below. No identifying information will be gathered. This survey can be taken online from desktop, mobile, and tablet browsers in less than 10 minutes. Once the survey is completed, if you would like to tell us your story and share experiences with body image, self esteem, and/or eating issues while competing, please complete the relevant information on the final page of the survey. We will be in contact to arrange a confidential interview at your convenience. No identifying information will be included in the research.
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