TITLE

UNIVERSITY STUDENTS' CONFIDENCE AND IMPORTANCE IN HELPING FRIENDS INVOLVED IN DISORDERED EATING

AUTHOR(S)
Hoffman, Ashlee; King, Keith A.; Vidourek, Rebecca A.
PUB. DATE
June 2011
SOURCE
American Journal of Health Studies;2011, Vol. 26 Issue 2, p106
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This study examined university students' perceived confidence and importance in helping friends involved in disordered eating. A total of 419 university students completed a valid and reliable survey. Results indicated that although students felt it was important to be knowledgeable about disordered eating, the majority felt only moderately confident in helping a friend in need. Students who were female and who had a higher level of social connections felt significantly more confident than their counterparts in helping friends involved in disordered eating. Females also felt it was more important to be knowledgeable about disordered eating than did males.
ACCESSION #
67311182

 

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