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ERIC Number: EJ794289
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 6
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-0744-8481
Eating Disorders and Body Image of Undergraduate Men
Ousley, Louise; Cordero, Elizabeth Diane; White, Sabina
Journal of American College Health, v56 n6 p617-622 May-Jun 2008
Eating disorders and body dissatisfaction among undergraduate men are less documented and researched than are eating disorders and body dissatisfaction among undergraduate women. Objective and Participants: In this study, the authors examined these issues in undergraduate men to identify similarities and differences between this population and undergraduate women. Methods: In a random sample of undergraduates, the authors categorized respondents by gender and by presence or absence of an eating disorder. The authors compared undergraduate men with an eating disorder with: (1) undergraduate women with an eating disorder; and (2) undergraduate men without an eating disorder. Results: The patterns of responses suggest that undergraduate men with an eating disorder are preoccupied with body shape and tone but not necessarily with losing weight. Conclusions: The authors discuss implications for future prevention as well as clinical and research efforts based on male symptoms within the diagnostic category of bulimia nervosa and eating disorder, not otherwise specified.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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