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Revista Colombiana de Psicología

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AMAYA HERNANDEZ, Adriana et al. Age, Awareness and Internalization of Body Ideal as Predictors of Body Dissatisfaction and Disordered Eating Behaviors. Rev. colomb. psicol. [online]. 2013, vol.22, n.1, pp.121-133. ISSN 0121-5469.

The aim of this study was to examine whether age, awareness, and internalization of body ideal predict body dissatisfaction and abnormal eating behaviors in men and women. An intentional, non-probabilistic sample of 144 women and 138 men was divided into two different age groups (9-12 and 13-15) that had to respond to the following questionnaires: Body Shape Questionnaire, Children's Eating Attitudes Test and Sociocultural Attitudes Towards Appearance Questionnaire - Revised. A hypothetical model tested through path analysis made it possible to conclude that age is a direct predictor of body dissatisfaction and abnormal eating behaviors in men, while the internalization of the body ideal is the main predictor of body dissatisfaction in both genders.

Keywords : eating disorders; body image; media; pre-adolescents.

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