Honors College

Document Type

Honors Thesis




Cynthia A Erdley

Committee Members

Chris Mares, Jennifer McNulty, Jordan LaBouff, Jeffrey Hecker

Graduation Year

May 2022

Publication Date

Spring 5-2022


This study examines the eating and exercise habits of undergraduate college students (N=204) in order to determine which populations among the sample show the highest rates of disordered eating and disordered exercise behaviors. Participants answered a multipart questionnaire regarding their eating and exercise habits, perfectionistic tendencies, and individual demographic characteristics. Results show Honors and female students had among the highest levels of disordered eating. Student athletes and male students showed the highest levels of disordered exercise. Implications for further research and early intervention for college students with maladaptive eating and exercise habits are discussed.