The Tripartite Influence Model of Body Image and Eating Disturbance: A Replication with a Japanese Sample
tripartite influence model, body image, eating disorders, Japanese
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Objective: To examine the tripartite influence model of body image and eating disturbance as a viable sociocultural explanation for the development of eating and body image problems with young Japanese females.
Method: A sample of 289 Japanese female undergraduates completed a variety of measures designed to index family, peer, and media influences, as well as levels of body dissatisfaction, eating disturbances, and self‐esteem.
Results: The data were evaluated with structural equation modeling to test the tripartite model. Fit indices indicated a moderate fit to the overall tripartite model, replicating previous findings.
Conclusion: This study suggests that the sociocultural variables found to influence body image and eating disturbances in Japan are similar to those observed with US samples. The implications for prevention and intervention programs are discussed.
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International Journal of Eating Disorders, v. 41, issue 1, p. 88-91
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Yamamiya, Yuko; Shroff, Hemal; and Thompson, Joel Kevin, "The Tripartite Influence Model of Body Image and Eating Disturbance: A Replication with a Japanese Sample" (2008). Psychology Faculty Publications. 2212.