ERIC Number: EJ816896
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun
Abstractor: As Provided
Vegetarian Students in Their First Year of College: Are They at Risk for Restrictive or Disordered Eating Behaviors?
Trautmann, Julianne; Rau, Stephanie I.; Wilson, Mardell A.; Walters, Connor
College Student Journal, v42 n2 p340-347 Jun 2008
This study compared restrictive and disordered eating behaviors in vegetarian versus non-vegetarian first-year college students. The Dutch Eating Behavior Questionnaire (DEBQ) and the abbreviated Eating Attitudes Test (EAT-26) were used to assess eating behaviors (n=330). The mean restrictive DEBQ and the EAT-26 scores of vegetarians were significantly greater than those of non-vegetarians (p less than 0.05). First-year college students who are vegetarians primarily for weight loss reasons may be at an increased risk for the development of disordered eating behaviors or may currently have an eating disorder.
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Eating Disorders, Eating Habits, Questionnaires, Dietetics, Measures (Individuals), Health Behavior, Student Attitudes, Life Style, Body Weight
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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