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Abnormal eating attitudes and behaviours and perceived parental control: A study of White British and British-Asian school girls. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology

By A. Furnham and S. Adam-saibA. Furnham and S. Adam-saib


■ Abstract Background: Previous studies have found significantly higher scores on the Eating Attitudes Test (EAT-26) which measures eating disorders among second-generation British-Asian schoolgirls in comparison to their White counterparts. Further, high EAT-26 scores (an indication of unhealthy eating attitudes and behaviours) are positively associated with parental overprotection scores on the Parental Bonding Instrument (PBI). This study aimed to replicate and extend previous findings, comparing British-Asian schoolgirls to White schoolgirls and consider ‘intra-Asian ’ differences on the same measures, including factor scores

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Year: 2001
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