Sex differences on the eating disorder inventory-3 subscales

WCU Author/Contributor (non-WCU co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Kristin Kathleen Vice (Creator)
Institution
Western Carolina University (WCU )
Web Site: http://www.wcu.edu/404.asp
Advisor
Mickey Randolph

Abstract: The purpose of this study was to examine potential sex differences among six of the subscales in the Eating Disorder Inventory-3 (EDI-3) instrument. These subscales were: Drive for Thinness, Body Dissatisfaction, Bulimia, Low Self-Esteem, Emotional Dysregulation, and Perfectionism. Participants consisted of 147 males and 177 females undergraduate students from two southeastern universities. Results of MANOVA subscale analyses found no sex differences among any of the scales measured. Additionally, mean scores on all scales fell into the average range. These results may be attributed to the possibility that variables beyond sex may predict eating disordered behaviors.

Additional Information

Publication
Other
Language: English
Date: 2011
Keywords
Body Image, Eating Disorders, Sex Differences
Subjects
Eating disorders -- Sex differences
Eating disorders in men
Eating disorders in women