Elizabeth K. Dickinson and Gregory J. Privitera, Ph.D. to Present at EPA

Self-Control Varies by Eating Attitudes, Sex, and Food type Among Division I Collegiate Athletes

This study tested how disordered eating attitudes and sex of collegiate athletes are related to “self control” of food choice. 102 athletes completed a delay to gratification (DTG) task by choosing between one small immediate reward and one successively larger delayed reward with indifference points calculated. Results showed that female athletes had greater self-control than male athletes for high-calorie and sweet-tasting foods; for males, those with higher disordered eating attitudes had greater self-control.