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ERIC Number: EJ947188
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 57
ISSN: ISSN-0091-4150
Disordered Eating and Psychological Distress among Adults
Patrick, Julie Hicks; Stahl, Sarah T.; Sundaram, Murali
International Journal of Aging and Human Development, v73 n3 p209-226 2011
The majority of our knowledge about eating disorders derives from adolescent and young adult samples; knowledge regarding disordered eating in middle and later adulthood is limited. We examined the associations among known predictors of eating disorders for younger adults in an age-diverse sample and within the context of psychological distress. Using data from 567 adults (ages 18 to 88 years), we tested a path model in which age, gender, eating-related cognitions, and satisfaction with appearance predicted eating disorders which, in turn, predicted psychological distress. The model fit the data well (chi[superscript 2] (DF = 11, N = 567) = 30.58, p less than 0.001; GFI = 0.987, NFI = 0.963; RMSEA = 0.056), explaining 20.1% of the variance in psychological distress. (Contains 4 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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