Predicting changes in eating disorder symptoms among adolescent boys and girls in China: an 18 month prospective study

Jackson, Todd, and Chen, Hong (2008) Predicting changes in eating disorder symptoms among adolescent boys and girls in China: an 18 month prospective study. Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology, 37 (4). pp. 874-885.

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Abstract

This 18-month prospective study investigated factors that contributed to changes in eating disorder symptoms among adolescents living in the People's Republic of China. Five hundred forty-one Chinese middle school and high school students (182 boys, 359 girls) completed measures of eating disorder symptoms; body dissatisfaction; appearance ideal endorsements; negative affect; and appearance-based social pressure, teasing, and comparison. For girls, baseline levels of negative affect, preference for a thin appearance ideal, and fatness concern made unique contributions to reported eating disturbances at the 18-month follow-up. For boys, baseline body mass index and fatness concerns were the only significant univariate predictors of changes in eating pathology.

Item ID: 6548
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: eating disorders; predictors; China; longitudinal study; sociocultural
ISSN: 1537-4424
Date Deposited: 29 Mar 2010 04:06
FoR Codes: 17 PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES > 1701 Psychology > 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology @ 80%
17 PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES > 1701 Psychology > 170102 Developmental Psychology and Ageing @ 20%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920401 Behaviour and Health @ 100%
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