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 ... continued below

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Lofton, Stacy L. December 2000.

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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.

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Lofton, Stacy L. Attitudes and Behaviors Toward Weight, Body Shape and Eating in Male and Female College Students, thesis, December 2000; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc2713/: accessed April 26, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .