Body image, social comparison, and eating disturbance: a covariance structure modeling investigation.

@article{Thompson1999BodyIS,
  title={Body image, social comparison, and eating disturbance: a covariance structure modeling investigation.},
  author={J Kevin Thompson and Michael D. Coovert and S M Stormer},
  journal={The International journal of eating disorders},
  year={1999},
  volume={26 1},
  pages={43-51}
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the role of appearance-based social comparison processes as a possible mediational link between developmental factors (negative social feedback, i.e., teasing about appearance; biological status, i.e., early physical maturation) and levels of body dissatisfaction, eating disturbance, and global psychological functioning. METHOD In this study of 173 female undergraduates, covariance structure modeling (CSM) was used to examine direct and mediational relationships among… CONTINUE READING
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