Eating attitudes in fourth-, sixth- and eighth-grade females

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Martha Cornelia Rhyne (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Nicholas Vacc

Abstract: The purpose of this study was two-fold. First, the changes in eating attitudes in pre-adolescent girls were examined. Secondly, variables were studied which might prove helpful in screening females at high risk for developing eating disorders. The Adapted Eating Attitudes Test (AEAT) was used as the dependent measure and was administered to 109 fourth-, 104 sixth-, and 166 eighth-grade females attending the Lincoln County North Carolina public schools. Independent variables included age, school achievement test scores, school ability test scores, absenteeism, family income (i.e. participation/nonparticipation in the subsidized lunch program), number of siblings in the family, race, height, weight, dieting history, weight satisfaction, body-image and anxiety.

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Language: English
Date: 1988
Girls $x Nutrition
Body image
Eating disorders in children

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