Challenging previous conceptions of vegetarianism and eating disorders
Abbreviated Journal Title
Eat. Weight Disord.-Stud. Anorex.
vegetarianism; eating disorders; food choice motives; body image; Psychiatry
The purpose of this study was to replicate and expand upon previous research that has examined the potential association between vegetarianism and disordered eating. Limitations of previous research studies are addressed, including possible low reliability of measures of eating pathology within vegetarian samples, use of only a few dietary restraint measures, and a paucity of research examining potential differences in body image and food choice motives of vegetarians versus nonvegetarians. Two hundred and fifty-six college students completed a number of measures of eating pathology and body image, and a food choice motives questionnaire. Interestingly, no significant differences were found between vegetarians and nonvegetarians in measures of eating pathology or body image. However, significant differences in food choice motives were found. Implications for both researchers and clinicians are discussed.
Eating and Weight Disorders-Studies on Anorexia Bulimia and Obesity
"Challenging previous conceptions of vegetarianism and eating disorders" (2006). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 6131.