Prevalence of Eating Disturbance and Body Image Dissatisfaction in Young Girls: an Examination of the Variance across Racial and Socioeconomic Groups.

@article{Deleel2009PrevalenceOE,
  title={Prevalence of Eating Disturbance and Body Image Dissatisfaction in Young Girls: an Examination of the Variance across Racial and Socioeconomic Groups.},
  author={Marissa L Deleel and Tammy L. Hughes and J David Miller and Alison E. Hipwell and Lea A Theodore},
  journal={Psychology in the schools},
  year={2009},
  volume={46 8},
  pages={767-775}
}
Eating disorder research has predominantly focused on White adolescent females. More recent research suggests that eating disorders occur in various racial and age groups. The current study examines prevalence and stability of body image dissatisfaction and eating disturbance in 9- and 10-year-old girls and whether there is variability by racial group or socioeconomic status (SES). Five hundred eighty-one girls completed the Children's Eating Attitude Test (ChEAT) and the Body Image Measure… CONTINUE READING