The relationship between social media use and disordered eating in young adolescents.

@article{Wilksch2019TheRB,
  title={The relationship between social media use and disordered eating in young adolescents.},
  author={Simon M Wilksch and Anne O'Shea and Pheobe Ho and Susan Byrne and Tracey D. Wade},
  journal={The International journal of eating disorders},
  year={2019}
}
BACKGROUND The relationship between social media (SM) use and disordered eating (DE) has not been adequately explored in young adolescents. METHODS Data from 996 Grade 7 and 8 adolescents (n = 534 girls; M age = 13.08) was investigated. DE cognitions (Eating Disorder Examination-Questionnaire [EDE-Q]), DE behaviors (Project Eating Among Teens), and SM use measures related to Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and Tumblr were completed. RESULTS DE behaviors were reported by 51.7% of girls and 45… 

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