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  • G Huon, J Lim
  • 2000
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this brief report is to document the emergence of dieting in adolescent girls across a 2-year period, and to establish whether the changes in dieting status were related to the girls' age, body mass index, or to seasonal effects. METHOD As part of a large-scale longitudinal study concerned with adolescent health and well-being,(More)
OBJECTIVES The study aimed to establish whether an index of exposure to westernization would predict dieting behavior over and above the predictors of body mass index (BMI) and social influences. The study also sought to compare dieting behaviors among adolescents from three different cultural backgrounds. METHOD A total of 100 females from Beijing,(More)
Research findings indicate that there are multiple causal pathways to delinquency. A multicomponent model of delinquency was developed to explore systematically the interrelationships of psychosocial variables and their relationships to delinquent behaviour. Most importantly, alienation was tested for its ability to act as a core mediating predictor(More)
A large sample of female adolescents whose ages ranged from 12 to 17 years completed a battery of measures assessing their dieting status and their perceived psychosocial influences to diet. Higher levels of perceived influence from parents and peers were reported by girls who were dieting with a greater frequency. While age and social influences(More)
OBJECTIVE This brief report identifies the factors that distinguish girls who have begun dieting recently from those who have never dieted, using Huon and Strong's (International Journal of Eating Disorders 23:361-369, 1998) model of dieting. METHOD Sixty-two initiating dieters were carefully matched with 62 never dieters, according to school, grade, age,(More)
Promotion of healthy diets often involves provision of information about which food types are most favourable for health. This is based on the assumption that the rational consumer will, other things being equal, choose the food that they know is healthier. However, health information may not always have a positive effect, since there is evidence that some(More)
We proposed a model for bulimic symptoms in a sample of 153 female university students attending the Faculty of Psychology, and determined the extent to which such symptoms could be explained by these variables. The following variables were measured during class time: the effects of aesthetic body modelling, the impact of teasing about weight and other(More)
  • G F Huon
  • 1994
A total of 440 girls from three private schools in Sydney completed a self-report questionnaire that asked about their body- and weight-related attitudes and practices, and assessed their reactions to the phenomenology of binge eating. The findings emphasize the integral relationship between dieting and disordered eating. Those who wanted to lose at least 7(More)
A study is reported that compared the responses of anorexic patients with those of two groups of non-patient adolescent girls formed by taking the most frequent and the least frequent weighers from a large sample of senior schoolgirls. Each subject completed a questionnaire which related to family conflict, self-esteem, self-presentation, behavioural(More)
This study was concerned with the role of interpersonal stress in precipitating eating for high and low disinhibitors. Two forms of stress, ostracism and argument, were compared. A second comparison focused on targets and sources of both forms of interpersonal stress. Fifty-seven females who differed in their level of disinhibition participated in a(More)