Challenging stereotypes of eating and body image concerns among college students: Implications for diagnosis and treatment of diverse populations

Dana L. Nelson, Louis G. Castonguay, Benjamin D. Locke

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Abstract

The authors describe a study that was conducted to provide better understanding of eating and body image concerns among clients in university counseling centers. First, they explored the prevalence of such concerns among stereotype-congruent (White, heterosexual, female) and stereotype-incongruent groups (e.g., ethnic/sexual minorities, men). Then, because some groups may use compensatory behaviors not adequately captured by current definitions of eating disorders, they specifically examined body image disturbance among these groups.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)158-172
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of College Counseling
Volume14
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education

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