Investigating vulnerability for developing eating disorders in a multi-confessional lebanese sample

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dc.contributor.author Khazen, Georges
dc.contributor.author Doumit, Rita
dc.contributor.author Katsounari, Ioanna
dc.contributor.author Kazandjian, Chant
dc.contributor.author Long, Joann D.
dc.contributor.author Zeeni, Nadine
dc.date.accessioned 2018-04-26T11:41:39Z
dc.date.available 2018-04-26T11:41:39Z
dc.date.copyright 2015 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/7611
dc.description.abstract Session presented on Friday, July 24, 2015: Purpose: The present study aimed to examine the vulnerability to eating disorders (ED) among 949 Lebanese female young adults as well as its association with stress, anxiety, depression, body image dissatisfaction (BID), dysfunctional eating, body mass index, religious affiliation (being Christian, Muslim or Druze), religiosity and activity level. Methods: A descriptive, correlational cross-sectional design was used. A total of 949 female college students (18-25 year-old) completed a self-reported survey in fall 2013 at the Lebanese American University which accommodates the cultural and religious diversity of the country. Results: Results showed that anxiety had the greatest effect on increasing the predisposition to ED, followed by stress level, BID, depression and restrained eating. Being Christian was found to significantly decrease the vulnerability to developing an ED. Furthermore, the interaction of anxiety with intrinsic religiosity was found to have a protective role on reducing ED. Conclusion: The current study adds to the body of literature about ED by identifying the major factors that are linked to ED vulnerability in female young adults. Particularly, the present results emphasize a buffering role of intrinsic religiosity against anxiety and ED vulnerability. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Investigating vulnerability for developing eating disorders in a multi-confessional lebanese sample en_US
dc.type Conference Paper / Proceeding en_US
dc.author.school SAS en_US
dc.author.idnumber 201105253 en_US
dc.author.idnumber 200200810 en_US
dc.author.idnumber 201000400 en_US
dc.author.department Computer Science and Mathematics en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.keywords Vulnerability to eating disorders en_US
dc.keywords Anxiety en_US
dc.keywords Religiosity en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Doumit, R., Khazen, G., Katsounari, I., Kazandjian, C., Long, J. D., & Zeeni, N. (2016). Investigating Vulnerability for Developing Eating Disorders in a Multi-Confessional Lebanese Sample. en_US
dc.author.email gkhazen@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.author.email rita.doumit@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.author.email nadine.zeeni@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.conference.date 2015 en_US
dc.conference.place San Juan, Puerto Rico en_US
dc.conference.title 26th international Nursing Research Congress en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url http://www.nursinglibrary.org/vhl/handle/10755/601884 en_US
dc.orcid.id https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1374-2751 en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US

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