Research & Practice

Eating Competence and Gender Identity Are Significantly Associated with Weight-And-Body Shame-And-Guilt, Eating Concerns, and Weight Satisfaction in Undergraduate Students

This study, which surveyed a large sample of undergraduates at the University of Washington, determined that eating competence and gender identity are significantly associated with: weight-and-body shame-and-guilt, weight satisfaction, and eating concerns. These associations demonstrate the emotional components of food, eating behaviors, and body-related perceptions, and may be helpful in future interventions aimed at improving these characteristics in undergraduate students.

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Project Type(s): Master's Thesis

Author(s): Kaitlin Benjamin

Program(s): Master of Public Health, RDN Training

Year: 2020