School-Based Peer Support Groups: A New Approach to the Prevention of Disordered Eating

@article{McVey2003SchoolBasedPS,
  title={School-Based Peer Support Groups: A New Approach to the Prevention of Disordered Eating},
  author={Gail L. McVey and Melissa Lieberman and Nancy Voorberg and Diana Wardrope and Elizabeth Blackmore},
  journal={Eating Disorders},
  year={2003},
  volume={11},
  pages={169 - 185}
}
The goal of the present study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a school-based peer support group designed to improve body esteem and global self-esteem and to reduce negative eating attitudes and behaviors. A total of 214 girls in grades 7 and 8, 115 of whom were in the control group, completed self-report questionnaires immediately before and following the intervention, and three months later. The findings revealed that participation in the 10-session group, facilitated by public health… 
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