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ERIC Number: EJ1248024
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2020
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0744-8481
Eating Disorders and Academic Performance among College Students
Claydon, Elizabeth; Zullig, Keith J.
Journal of American College Health, v68 n3 p320-325 2020
Objective: There is a paucity of research exploring eating disorders (EDs) and academic performance (AP). This study aimed to understand the effect of ED treatment on AP, hypothesizing that students receiving treatment for EDs would have a higher GPA. Participants: The Spring 2010-Spring 2011 National College Health Assessment data (N = 231,586) was utilized. Methods: Ordinal logistic regressions, controlling for key confounders, analyzed the association between those diagnosed with anorexia or bulimia and GPA. Results: Students diagnosed with anorexia or bulimia and treated with medication and psychotherapy were respectively 1.49 (1.24, 1.80; p < 0.0001) or 1.35 (1.13, 1.61; p = 0.0009) times more likely to have a higher GPA (p < 0.0001) compared to students without EDs. Conclusion: Findings expand the literature on EDs and AP among college students. Additional research is needed to determine whether the combination of medication and psychotherapy is the most effective way to improve AP among students with EDs.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (DHHS/CDC)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: 5R49CE002109