Attitudes and behaviors toward weight, body shape and eating in male and female college students

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The purpose of this investigation was to assess the association between body mass index as well as race/ethnicity and established correlates of disordered eating including drive for thinness, body dissatisfaction, bulimia, dietary restraint and social physique anxiety in male and female college students. Difference between actual, desirable and perceived body weight was also assessed. ANOVA suggested that as actual body mass index increased, in general, attitudes and behavior toward weight, body shape and eating increased. A two-tailed t-test suggested that males and females differed significantly with regards to attitudes and behavior toward weight body shape and eating. ANOVA indicated that little to no association existed between race/ethnicity and established correlates of disordered eating.

Creator(s): Lofton, Stacy L.
Creation Date: December 2000
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UNT Libraries
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UNT Theses and Dissertations
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Publisher Name: University of North Texas
Place of Publication: Denton, Texas
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  • Creation: December 2000
  • Digitized: June 19, 2007
Description:

The purpose of this investigation was to assess the association between body mass index as well as race/ethnicity and established correlates of disordered eating including drive for thinness, body dissatisfaction, bulimia, dietary restraint and social physique anxiety in male and female college students. Difference between actual, desirable and perceived body weight was also assessed. ANOVA suggested that as actual body mass index increased, in general, attitudes and behavior toward weight, body shape and eating increased. A two-tailed t-test suggested that males and females differed significantly with regards to attitudes and behavior toward weight body shape and eating. ANOVA indicated that little to no association existed between race/ethnicity and established correlates of disordered eating.

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Level: Master's
Discipline: Health Promotion
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Keyword(s): Bungum, Timothy | thinness | body dissatisfaction
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UNT Libraries
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UNT Theses and Dissertations
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  • OCLC: 47670293 |
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc2713
Resource Type: Thesis or Dissertation
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Access: Public
License: Copyright
Holder: Lofton, Stacy L.
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