Waist-to-hip ratio and body dissatisfaction among college women and men: moderating role of depressed symptoms and gender.

@article{Joiner1994WaisttohipRA,
  title={Waist-to-hip ratio and body dissatisfaction among college women and men: moderating role of depressed symptoms and gender.},
  author={Thomas E Joiner and Norman Bradley Schmidt and Devendra Pal Singh},
  journal={The International journal of eating disorders},
  year={1994},
  volume={16 2},
  pages={199-203}
}
We examined the interrelationships of waist-to-hip ratio (WHR), body dissatisfaction, gender, and depressed and eating disordered symptoms cross-sectionally among 131 male and female undergraduates. Based on past findings on physical and mental health, attractiveness, and depressive realism, we predicted that the WHR x Depression x Gender interaction would be significantly related to body dissatisfaction, such that the correspondence between WHR and body dissatisfaction would be more pronounced… CONTINUE READING

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