Vistas Online 2015

VISTAS Online is an innovative publication produced for ACA by Dr. Garry R. Walz and Dr. Jeanne C. Bleuer of Counseling Outfitters, LLC. Its purpose is to provide a means of capturing the ideas, information and experiences generated by the annual ACA Conference and selected ACA Division Conferences. Papers on a program or practice that has been validated through research or experience may also be submitted. This digital collection of peer-reviewed articles is authored by counselors, for counselors. VISTAS Online contains the full text of over 900 proprietary counseling articles published from 2004 to 2017.


Eating Attitudes and Behaviors of a Sample of Sexual Minority Men

Rebekah Jaeger-Meyer, Richard E. Tyler, and Stanley B. Baker


The goal of the present study was to learn more about eating disorder behaviors in a sample of sexual minority men across different stages of gay identity development in order to provide evidence-based recommendations for clinicians and researchers. Participants were recruited via a university GLBT/LGBT listserv, resulting in 142 eligible participants. Significant differences were found on the Mizes Anorexic Cognitions Questionnaire-Revised (Mizes et al., 2000) scale. The group representing Stages 3 (Identity Tolerance) and 4 (Identity Acceptance) of Cass’s (1979) model had the highest eating disordered scores. Discussion of the findings is accompanied by recommendations for practice and research.

Keywords: sexual minority men, eating disorders, gay identity development

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