628 College Volleyball Players: Body Image and the Influence of Uniforms

Saturday, April 27, 2013: 7:30 AM-8:30 AM
Convention Center: 209AB
Speakers: Rebecca Zakrajsek1; Kimberly J. Bodey2; Scott Martin3; Jesse Steinfeldt4; and Katharine Middendorf4, (1)University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, (2)Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN, (3)University of North Texas, Denton, TX, (4)Indiana University Bloomington, Bloomington, IN
Female student-athletes often desire a muscular body to be successful in sport; however, perceptions of their athletic body may conflict with perceptions of their bodies in social contexts. This research presentation will focus on the role of uniforms in body image concerns and its potential influence on sport performance. Implications for coaches, sport psychology professionals, and sport educators working with female student-athletes will be discussed.
  • BodyImage&SelfImage.Zakrajsek et al.2013.pdf (480.5 kB)