An individual's somatotype
is expressed as a three number rating of the three main components; endomorphy, mesomorphy, and ectomorphy respectively (6).
Body composition and somatotype
characteristics of junior olympic athletes.
Assessment of Body Composition, Somatotype
and Eating Disorders in Rhythmic Gymnasts.
Table 2 shows no significant difference in the somatotype
values of height-weight ratio, endomorph, mesomorph, ectomorph, and in the hand grip and back strength.
Relationship of somatotype
and body composition to physical performance in 7 to 12 year boys.
As with Lerner and Gellert (1969), participants were shown front-view same-gender silhouettes, in bathing suits, of the endomorph, ectomorph, and mesomorph somatotypes
using the Stunkard figures (see Figures 1 and 2, Appendix ) adapted from the SWRA (Survey of Weight Related Attitudes) (Johnson, 2005).
However, this was somewhat attenuated by adjustment for race, maternal and paternal education, maternal and paternal diabetes, and somatotype
at age 5.
For endomorphs, only one half-point over the other two somatotypes
Relation between adolescent idiopathic scoliosis and morphologic somatotypes
For example, in Science and Human Behavior he even seems favorably disposed to such unorthodox ideas as Huntington's (1938) climatic determinism and Sheldon's (Sheldon & Stevens, 1942) theory of somatotypes
Some readers may remember his somatotypes
, with ratings on the three dimensions of ectomorphy, mesomorphy, and endomorphy.
revisited: Have the media changed our perception of the female body image?
Body Type--The body is classified into three general body types, or somatotypes
While the importance of including some comment on these perspectives is readily apparent, it is strange to see Sheldon's somatotypes
included among "new directions.
A study of somatotypes
of Chinese elite handball players.