Body dissatisfaction is recognized as a robust risk factor for eating disorders. Despite over 80% of college men being body dissatisfied, not all men report several levels of eating disorder symptoms. In this study, we examined poor impulse control, social anxiety and internalization of media ideals as potential moderators. Data collected from 405 college-aged men were analysed, using latent variable structural equation modelling approach. All variables investigated have been found to moderate the body dissatisfaction-eating disorder symptomatology, such that male body dissatisfaction was strongly related to men's eating disorder symptomatology when each moderator was at its highest level. Practical implications are discussed.

Dakanalis, A., Zanetti, M., Riva, G., Colmegna, F., Volpato, C., Madeddu, F., et al. (2015). Male Body Dissatisfaction and Eating Disorder symptomatology: Moderating variables among men. JOURNAL OF HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY, 20(1), 80-90 [10.1177/1359105313499198].

Male Body Dissatisfaction and Eating Disorder symptomatology: Moderating variables among men

DAKANALIS, ANTONIOS
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VOLPATO, CHIARA;MADEDDU, FABIO;CLERICI, MASSIMO
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2015

Abstract

Body dissatisfaction is recognized as a robust risk factor for eating disorders. Despite over 80% of college men being body dissatisfied, not all men report several levels of eating disorder symptoms. In this study, we examined poor impulse control, social anxiety and internalization of media ideals as potential moderators. Data collected from 405 college-aged men were analysed, using latent variable structural equation modelling approach. All variables investigated have been found to moderate the body dissatisfaction-eating disorder symptomatology, such that male body dissatisfaction was strongly related to men's eating disorder symptomatology when each moderator was at its highest level. Practical implications are discussed.
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body image; eating disorders; men's health; moderator; risk factors
English
2015
20
1
80
90
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Dakanalis, A., Zanetti, M., Riva, G., Colmegna, F., Volpato, C., Madeddu, F., et al. (2015). Male Body Dissatisfaction and Eating Disorder symptomatology: Moderating variables among men. JOURNAL OF HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY, 20(1), 80-90 [10.1177/1359105313499198].
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