Tags

Type your tag names separated by a space and hit enter

Factor structure of the Bulimia Test--Revised in college women from four ethnic groups.
Cultur Divers Ethnic Minor Psychol. 2006 Jul; 12(3):403-19.CD

Abstract

The factor structure of the Bulimia Test--Revised (BULIT-R) was investigated using confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) and exploratory factor analysis (EFA). The sample consisted of 2,671 female college students (African American, Asian American, Caucasian American, and Latino American). Reliability coefficients were excellent across groups. African Americans scored significantly lower on the BULIT-R than Caucasian Americans. Across groups, CFA and EFA results suggest a six-factor solution is most appropriate. Consistent across groups were factors representing bingeing, body image, purging, and extreme weight loss behaviors, while few differences were observed across groups. These findings suggest that the measure is reliable and valid for use with diverse ethnic groups. Future research should focus on culturally salient psychological correlates of disordered eating in diverse ethnic groups.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Psychology, San Diego State University/University of California, San Diego, CA, USA. sf2246@columbia.eduNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Validation Study

Language

eng

PubMed ID

16881746

Citation

Fernandez, Senaida, et al. "Factor Structure of the Bulimia Test--Revised in College Women From Four Ethnic Groups." Cultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority Psychology, vol. 12, no. 3, 2006, pp. 403-19.
Fernandez S, Malcarne VL, Malacrne VL, et al. Factor structure of the Bulimia Test--Revised in college women from four ethnic groups. Cultur Divers Ethnic Minor Psychol. 2006;12(3):403-19.
Fernandez, S., Malcarne, V. L., Malacrne, V. L., Wilfley, D. E., & McQuaid, J. (2006). Factor structure of the Bulimia Test--Revised in college women from four ethnic groups. Cultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority Psychology, 12(3), 403-19.
Fernandez S, et al. Factor Structure of the Bulimia Test--Revised in College Women From Four Ethnic Groups. Cultur Divers Ethnic Minor Psychol. 2006;12(3):403-19. PubMed PMID: 16881746.
* Article titles in AMA citation format should be in sentence-case
TY - JOUR T1 - Factor structure of the Bulimia Test--Revised in college women from four ethnic groups. AU - Fernandez,Senaida, AU - Malcarne,Vanessa L, AU - Malacrne,Vanessa L, AU - Wilfley,Denise E, AU - McQuaid,John, PY - 2006/8/3/pubmed PY - 2007/1/17/medline PY - 2006/8/3/entrez SP - 403 EP - 19 JF - Cultural diversity & ethnic minority psychology JO - Cultur Divers Ethnic Minor Psychol VL - 12 IS - 3 N2 - The factor structure of the Bulimia Test--Revised (BULIT-R) was investigated using confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) and exploratory factor analysis (EFA). The sample consisted of 2,671 female college students (African American, Asian American, Caucasian American, and Latino American). Reliability coefficients were excellent across groups. African Americans scored significantly lower on the BULIT-R than Caucasian Americans. Across groups, CFA and EFA results suggest a six-factor solution is most appropriate. Consistent across groups were factors representing bingeing, body image, purging, and extreme weight loss behaviors, while few differences were observed across groups. These findings suggest that the measure is reliable and valid for use with diverse ethnic groups. Future research should focus on culturally salient psychological correlates of disordered eating in diverse ethnic groups. SN - 1099-9809 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/16881746/Factor_structure_of_the_Bulimia_Test__Revised_in_college_women_from_four_ethnic_groups_ L2 - http://content.apa.org/journals/cdp/12/3/403 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -