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Acculturation and disordered eating : an exploration of disordered eating practices across cultures.
Research suggests that the eating disorders (anorexia nervosa and bulimia) represent a caricature of the sociocultural values placed on young women to achieve thinness and beauty ideals. Although eating disorders have long ...
Prevalence of eating disturbances among South African university students : a cross-cultural comparison.
A total sample of 1,105 students from the universities of Natal, Witwatersrand and the North participated in this study. The Eating Attitude Test (EAT) and the Bulimic Investigatory Test, Edinburgh (BITE) were administered ...
"Detaching from food" : the relationship between disordered eating and styles of attachment within a multi-racial student sample.
A growing body of research has explored the prevalence of eating disorder pathology within the ethnically and culturally diverse South African context. The purpose of this study was to examine the presence and severity ...
Cross-cultural variation in disordered eating attitudes and behaviours : a study of female university students in KwaZulu-Natal.
There is a paucity of South African data concerning the cross-cultural incidence of attitudes and behaviours associated with eating disorders. Research in this area has recognised that acculturation to a Western value ...