ERIC Number: EJ1026289
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Oct
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Eating Concerns in College Women across Sexual Orientation Identities
Maloch, Janelle K.; Bieschke, Kathleen J.; McAleavey, Andrew A.; Locke, Benjamin D.
Journal of College Counseling, v16 n3 p275-288 Oct 2013
This study found that treatment-seeking sexual minority college women evidenced serious eating concerns. Regardless of sexual orientation and compared with those with low levels of eating concerns, women with high levels of eating concerns evidenced increased depression, increased generalized anxiety, and a greater likelihood of experiencing trauma. Regardless of eating concerns severity, sexual minority women evidenced greater depression, generalized anxiety, and likelihood of trauma than did heterosexual women, with bisexual women reporting the highest concerns.
Descriptors: Eating Habits, Eating Disorders, Minority Group Students, Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation, Depression (Psychology), Student Characteristics, Anxiety, Trauma, Comparative Analysis, College Students, Females
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