ERIC Number: ED424529
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Aug
Acculturation, Media Exposure, and Eating Disorders in Cuban American Women.
Jane, Dulce M.; Hunter, George C.; Lozzi, Bettina
This study examined the dual roles of continued close ties with the Cuban community and culture of origin, as well as influences of print and broadcast media, in the development of attitudes toward both type and propensity toward eating disorders among young Cuban-American women. Continued exclusive or primary use of Spanish language in the home, as well as frequent consumption of Cuban meals were associated with lower (less problematic) scores on the Eating Attitudes Test (EAT). Regular attendance at parties and social functions attended primarily by Cubans did not appear related to lower scores on the EAT. Unlike some previous studies, no relationship was found between levels of media exposure and propensity toward eating disorders as measures by the EAT. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (106th, San Francisco, CA, August 14-18, 1998).