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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