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Predictors of disordered eating in young males

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dc.contributor.author Doumit, R.
dc.contributor.author Sanchez-Ruiz, M. J.
dc.contributor.author Zeeni, N.
dc.contributor.author Abi Kharma, J.
dc.date.accessioned 2018-05-03T08:59:33Z
dc.date.available 2018-05-03T08:59:33Z
dc.date.copyright 2018 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1573-2789 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/7766
dc.description.abstract Recent findings suggest that disordered eating (DE) symptomatology may be underestimated in the male population. The present study examined depressive symptomatology as a potential mediator of the relationships between body image dissatisfaction, strategies to change body weight and muscles, media pressure, and DE (emotional, restrained and emotional eating) in 260 male undergraduates who completed a self-reported questionnaire. Path analyses indicated that media influence and strategies to decrease body weight had direct positive effects on depressive symptomatology, which in turn predicted emotional eating. Media influence had a direct positive effect on emotional eating, whereas strategies to decrease body weight did not exhibit a direct effect on emotional eating. Therefore, the latter pathway was removed from the model. The link between media pressure, strategies to decrease body weight and emotional eating was partially mediated by depressive symptomatology. The present findings can inform the development and implementation of prevention and education programs for DE in schools and universities. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Predictors of disordered eating in young males en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.author.school SAS en_US
dc.author.idnumber 200200810 en_US
dc.author.idnumber 201005175
dc.author.idnumber 201000400
dc.author.department Social Sciences en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal Community Mental Health Journal en_US
dc.journal.volume 54 en_US
dc.journal.issue 2 en_US
dc.article.pages 236-244 en_US
dc.keywords Predictors en_US
dc.keywords Emotional eating en_US
dc.keywords Depressive symptomatology en_US
dc.keywords Media influence en_US
dc.keywords Body weight en_US
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10597-017-0163-2 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Doumit, R., Kharma, J. A., Sanchez-Ruiz, M. J., & Zeeni, N. (2018). Predictors of Disordered Eating in Young Males. Community mental health journal, 54(2), 236-244. en_US
dc.author.email rita.doumit@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.author.email maria-jose.sanchez-ruiz@lau.edu.lb
dc.author.email nadine.zeeni@lau.edu.lb
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10597-017-0163-2 en_US
dc.orcid.id https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1374-2751 en_US
dc.orcid.id https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1747-6016 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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