Title

An Evaluation of the Sociocultural Model of Eating Disorders in Mexican-American Women: Behavioral Acculturation and Attitudinal Marginalization as Moderators

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-22-2009

Publication Title

Eating Disorders

Volume

18

Issue

1

First page number:

43

Last page number:

57

Abstract

White American cultural values of appearance are implicated in the development of body dissatisfaction. This study examined whether the relationships between awareness of White American appearance ideals, internalization of such ideals, and body dissatisfaction are moderated by behavioral acculturation and attitudinal marginalization in a sample of 94 Mexican American women. Results indicated that behavioral acculturation moderated the relationship between awareness and internalization and cognitive marginalization moderated the relationship between internalization and body dissatisfaction. Body size was positively correlated with body dissatisfaction and negatively correlated with behavioral acculturation. These findings have important implications for clinical practice and research with Mexican American women.

Disciplines

Behavior and Behavior Mechanisms

Language

English

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