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Latent Structure of Exercise Dependence

Title: The Latent Structure of Exercise Dependence: A Taxometric Analysis.
Name(s): North, Erika, author
Carbonell, Joyce, professor directing dissertation
Gertz, Marc, university representative
Eckel, Lisa, committee member
Keel, Pamela, committee member
Schmidt, Brad, committee member
Department of Psychology, degree granting department
Florida State University, degree granting institution
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2011
Publisher: Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Behavior-based addictions are widely researched phenomena, though they are not included in the DSM-IV-TR (2000) with their substance-based counterparts. Exercise dependence is one such behavioral addiction that has garnered a lot of interest, yet is still poorly understood. The goal of the current study was to contribute to the understanding of exercise dependence by examining its latent structure. A community sample of 577 exercisers completed the Exercise Dependence Scale, Revised (EDS-R; Hausenblas and Downs, 2002b). The seven subscales of the EDS-R were used as indicators of exercise dependence in two taxometric analyses, MAMBAC and MAXEIG. Results of these analyses consistently indicated that the latent structure of exercise dependence is dimensional in nature, suggesting that exercise dependence represents an extreme on the full spectrum of all exercise behavior.
Identifier: FSU_migr_etd-2535 (IID)
Submitted Note: A Dissertation submitted to the Department of Psychology in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.
Degree Awarded: Summer Semester, 2011.
Date of Defense: July 22, 2010.
Keywords: exercise, dependence, taxometric
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Advisory Committee: Joyce Carbonell, Professor Directing Dissertation; Marc Gertz, University Representative; Lisa Eckel, Committee Member; Pamela Keel, Committee Member; Brad Schmidt, Committee Member.
Subject(s): Psychology
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Owner Institution: FSU

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