Disordered eating behaviors among Italian men: objectifying media and sexual orientation differences.

@article{Dakanalis2012DisorderedEB,
  title={Disordered eating behaviors among Italian men: objectifying media and sexual orientation differences.},
  author={Antonios Dakanalis and Valentina Elisabetta Di Mattei and Elena Pagani Bagliacca and Antonio Prunas and Lucio Sarno and Giuseppe Riva and Maria Assunta Zanetti},
  journal={Eating disorders},
  year={2012},
  volume={20 5},
  pages={356-67}
}
Objectification theory was tested as a suitable framework for explaining sexual orientation differences in disordered eating behaviors in college-aged Italian men. The theory's applicability to 125 homosexual and 130 heterosexual men was investigated using self-report questionnaires. Gay men scored significantly higher on exposure to sexually objectifying media, body surveillance, body shame, disordered eating behaviors, and depression than heterosexual men. Although path analyses support the… CONTINUE READING
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