Lack Of Eating Disorder History

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Lack of eating disorder history
The purpose of this study (Vaughan & Fotus, 2003) was to assess the relationship between girl’s media exposure and their development of eating disorder symptomatology. This study consisted of two phases conducted within a gap of 16 months. The original number of recruits were 479 female students from nine elementary and middle schools but due to certain factors such as relocation and incomplete data only 374 students with a mean age of 12 participated in this exam. They were of European (88%) and Asian (12%) ancestry with no known eating disorder.
Researchers informed the student and parents about what the study entailed such as the phase 1 questionnaire and the phase 2 follow-up questionnaire after 16 months. Both the students and the parents provided consent voluntarily for the research. The same questionnaire was administered to the participants during both phases. It wasn’t indicated whether the test was standardized or not. It included questions regarding demographics and physical development. Television exposure to thin models was assessed by getting the girls to have a detailed record of the amount of hours they watch TV while magazine exposure was assessed by using a 3-point Likert scale (rarely/never, sometimes, always/almost always) on a list of 22 popular magazines to determine how often they read it. The total frequency of the magazine exposure was gotten from the ratings of the 22 magazines. The Children 's Eating Attitude Test…
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