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An individual's somatotype is expressed as a three number rating of the three main components; endomorphy, mesomorphy, and ectomorphy respectively (6).
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 was required.
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.
Somatotypes 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.