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Dieting behaviours, obesity and predictors of dieting among female college students at Palestinian universities.
East Mediterr Health J. 2013 Jan; 19(1):30-6.EM

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to explore dieting practices of female Palestinian college students. Participants (= 410) were selected by cluster-sampling from 4 Palestinian universities. A regression model investigated dieting using: body mass index (BMI); body satisfaction; self-esteem; dress style; exercise; sociocultural factors; residence; strength of faith; perceived impact of weight on social interaction; and number of previous times dieting. Significant predictors of dieting were low body satisfaction, number of previous dieting times, perceived media pressure, regular exercising, BMI, and perceived impact of weight on social interaction, The model accounted for 45% of the variance in dieting. Body satisfaction was not significantly correlated with self-esteem or strength of faith, which indicates that "internalization of thinness" may be becoming evident among populations in certain developing countries, as in "Western" countries.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Health Science, Kinesiology, Recreation, and Dance, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA. wafadiab22@hotmail.comNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

23520903

Citation

Bayyari, W D., et al. "Dieting Behaviours, Obesity and Predictors of Dieting Among Female College Students at Palestinian Universities." Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal = La Revue De Sante De La Mediterranee Orientale = al-Majallah Al-sihhiyah Li-sharq Al-mutawassit, vol. 19, no. 1, 2013, pp. 30-6.
Bayyari WD, Henry LJ, Jones C. Dieting behaviours, obesity and predictors of dieting among female college students at Palestinian universities. East Mediterr Health J. 2013;19(1):30-6.
Bayyari, W. D., Henry, L. J., & Jones, C. (2013). Dieting behaviours, obesity and predictors of dieting among female college students at Palestinian universities. Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal = La Revue De Sante De La Mediterranee Orientale = al-Majallah Al-sihhiyah Li-sharq Al-mutawassit, 19(1), 30-6.
Bayyari WD, Henry LJ, Jones C. Dieting Behaviours, Obesity and Predictors of Dieting Among Female College Students at Palestinian Universities. East Mediterr Health J. 2013;19(1):30-6. PubMed PMID: 23520903.
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