Similarity in young women's eating attitudes: Self-selected versus artificially constructed groups
UNSPECIFIED. (2004) Similarity in young women's eating attitudes: Self-selected versus artificially constructed groups. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF EATING DISORDERS, 36 (2). pp. 213-219. ISSN 0276-3478Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/eat.20036
Objective: The current study explored similarity (in terms of eating attitudes, depression, and anxiety) among new versus established groups of young women. Method: Three hundred and thirty-two female students (living in 80 apartments) participated in the study. They were either living in a newly formed "no-choice" apartment or a "choice" apartment where they had chosen their housernates. All participants completed the Eating Disorders Inventory and the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale. The groups were compared using similarity indices (showing attitude spread per apartment). Results: Consistent with our hypothesis, the choice groups held more similar eating-related attitudes and depression levels than the no-choice groups. Specifically, the choice groups were significantly more similar in their levels of ineffectiveness, interpersonal distrust, and social insecurity. Discussion: In a similar way to depression, eating attitudes may be shared among relatively close groups of women. (C) 2004 by Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
|Journal or Publication Title:||INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF EATING DISORDERS|
|Publisher:||JOHN WILEY & SONS INC|
|Official Date:||September 2004|
|Number of Pages:||7|
|Page Range:||pp. 213-219|
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