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  1. Disordered eating and its psychosocial correlates among Chinese adolescent females in Hong Kong.

    Article - En anglais

    Objectives 

    To study the prevalence of disordered eating and its relationship with body dissatisfaction, family dysfunction, and depression among Chinese adolescent females in Hong Kong.

    Method 

    Two hundred ninety-four schoolgirls completed a demographic and weight history sheet, Eating Attitudes Test-26, Body Dissatisfaction Scale, cohesion and conflict subscales of the Family Environment Scale, and the Beck Depression Inventory.

    Results 

    6.5% of subjects were EAT-26 high scorers.

    Disordered eating was positively predicted by body dissatisfaction and, to a lesser extent, family cohesion and conflict.

    Body dissatisfaction was in turn positively predicted by depression, which was negatively predicted by family cohesion.

    Discussion 

    Western patterns ofbody dissatisfaction and disordered eating attitudes are common among Chinese adolescent females.

    In the presence of psychosocial vulnerability factors, more weight control behavior and eating disorders may be expected to arise in Hong Kong.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Trouble comportement alimentaire, Prévalence, Epidémiologie, Hong Kong, Asie, Perception corporelle, Milieu culturel, Environnement social, Milieu familial, Cohésion groupe, Femelle, Adolescent, Homme

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Eating disorder, Prevalence, Epidemiology, Hong Kong, Asia, Body perception, Cultural environment, Social environment, Family environment, Group cohesiveness, Female, Adolescent, Human

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 96-0410336

    Code Inist : 002B18C01C. Création : 10/04/1997.