Who experiences ‘ ‘ America the beautiful ’ ’ ? : Ethnicity moderating the effect of acculturation on body image and risks for eating disorders among immigrant women

@inproceedings{Sussmana2006WhoE,
  title={Who experiences ‘ ‘ America the beautiful ’ ’ ? : Ethnicity moderating the effect of acculturation on body image and risks for eating disorders among immigrant women},
  author={Nan M. Sussmana and Nhan Truongb and Joy Limc},
  year={2006}
}
  • Nan M. Sussmana, Nhan Truongb, Joy Limc
  • Published 2006
As body ideals are culturally constructed, how do ethnicity and acculturation affect body attitudes and risks for eating disorders (ED)? The present cross-sectional study explored this question among 353 women including samples of seldom-investigated ethnic groups. Assessments were made on self and body image, risks for ED and multiple measures of acculturation. Among first generation immigrants, Chinese had the lowest and Afro-Caribbeans the highest self and body image but ethnicity alone had… CONTINUE READING
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