The Influence of Acculturation and Body Image on Disordered Eating in Afro-Caribbean Women Residing in Canada

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The Influence of Acculturation and Body Image on Disordered Eating in Afro-Caribbean Women Residing in Canada

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dc.contributor.advisor Grand, Michael
dc.contributor.author Regis, Chantal
dc.date 2011-10-17
dc.date.accessioned 2011-10-28T12:54:16Z
dc.date.available 2011-10-28T12:54:16Z
dc.date.issued 2011-10-28
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10214/3096
dc.description.abstract This study examined the influence of acculturation on disordered eating attitudes and behaviours of Afro-Caribbean women living in Canada. 134 Afro-Caribbean women, aged 18-35 years, completed an online questionnaire evaluating body satisfaction, two indices of acculturation, adaptation and maintenance, and disordered eating attitudes and behaviours. One domain of acculturation, Canadian cultural adaptation, was found to moderate the relation between body satisfaction and disordered eating: Those who most strongly identified with Canadian culture had the strongest relation between body dissatisfaction and disordered eating and attitudes. Disordered eating attitudes and behaviours were reported most often in individuals with high Canadian cultural adaptation and identification with Canadian values. Suggestions for further research and clinical implications are discussed en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Disordered eating en_US
dc.subject Body Image en_US
dc.subject Acculturation en_US
dc.subject Afro-Caribbean en_US
dc.title The Influence of Acculturation and Body Image on Disordered Eating in Afro-Caribbean Women Residing in Canada en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.degree.programme Psychology en_US
dc.degree.name Master of Arts en_US
dc.degree.department Department of Psychology en_US


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