Exploring racial differences in body dissatisfaction and eating attitudes and behaviors

Abood, Doris A.; Mason, Michelle A.
June 1997
American Journal of Health Studies;1997, Vol. 13 Issue 3, p119
Academic Journal
Investigates the difference between African-American and White college women on body dissatisfaction and eating attitudes and behaviors. Examination of the various factors influencing motivation to exercise, desire to change one's weight, food preoccupation and weigh control; Utilization of Eating Attitudes Test and the Body Dissatisfaction Subscale.


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