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Eating Disorders Among Male College Students

Joseph Birli, Naijian Zhang, and Vickie Ann McCoy

2012

This study examined the relationships between male college students’ perceptions of body image and eating disorders. Data was collected using self-report measures administered to college student volunteers. The relationships between male college students’ perceptions of femininity and masculinity, their self-esteem, and eating disorders were also explored. A combination of self-esteem, body image, and masculinity/femininity scores were found to correlate with disordered eating in male college student volunteers. Limitations and applications of the results of the study in working with male college students were discussed.

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