Body Dissatisfaction as an Attitudinal Structure: Patterns of Association among Affective, Cognitive and Behavior Dimensions

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/160944
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Presentation
Title:
Body Dissatisfaction as an Attitudinal Structure: Patterns of Association among Affective, Cognitive and Behavior Dimensions
Abstract:
Body Dissatisfaction as an Attitudinal Structure: Patterns of Association among Affective, Cognitive and Behavior Dimensions
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2010
Author:Domenico, Lisa, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:University of Michigan
Contact Address:400 N Ingalls, Ann Arbor, MI, 48109, USA
Contact Telephone:723-478-2180
Co-Authors:L. Domenico, , University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI; K. Stein, , University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI;
Body Dissatisfaction has been identified as an important attitudinal structure that predicts disordered eating and weight control behaviors (Ahern & Hetherington, 2006; Cahill & Mussap, 2007; Krones et al., 2005). Yet despite the fact that attitudes are defined as stable internal structures that are expressed through cognitive, affective, and behavioral responses to stimuli (Eagly & Chaiken, 1998), to date measures of body dissatisfaction have focused singly only on the evaluative, liking or disliking of the physical self. The primary purpose of this secondary analysis study is to examine body dissatisfaction as a cognitive, affective, behavioral structure by determining the pattern of associations among affective, cognitive and behavioral aspects of body dissatisfaction. A community-based sample of 66 Mexican American women (age M=24.1 years, education M=16.9 years) completed measures of the evaluation of body size/shape (Eating Disorder Inventory EDI Body Dissatisfaction), cognitions related to body size/shape (Figure Rating Scale and Body Weight Self-Schema scales) and disordered eating behaviors (EDI Drive for Thinness Scale). Results showed that body dissatisfaction scale was positively correlated with body size cognitions including discrepancy between actual-ideal self (r=0.58, p< 0.01), fat self-schema (r=0.55, p<0.01). Body dissatisfaction was also positively correlates with the Drive for Thinness Scale of the EDI (r=0.59, p<0.01.). These findings lend support toward the utilization of a clear operational definition of Body Dissatisfaction as an attitude and thus consisting of cognitive, affective and behavioral components. Consistent use of such a comprehensive definition will serve to enhance the validity of future research utilizing the concept of body dissatisfaction.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleBody Dissatisfaction as an Attitudinal Structure: Patterns of Association among Affective, Cognitive and Behavior Dimensionsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/160944-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Body Dissatisfaction as an Attitudinal Structure: Patterns of Association among Affective, Cognitive and Behavior Dimensions</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2010</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Domenico, Lisa, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Michigan</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">400 N Ingalls, Ann Arbor, MI, 48109, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">723-478-2180</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">lisadom@umich.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">L. Domenico, , University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI; K. Stein, , University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI;</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Body Dissatisfaction has been identified as an important attitudinal structure that predicts disordered eating and weight control behaviors (Ahern &amp; Hetherington, 2006; Cahill &amp; Mussap, 2007; Krones et al., 2005). Yet despite the fact that attitudes are defined as stable internal structures that are expressed through cognitive, affective, and behavioral responses to stimuli (Eagly &amp; Chaiken, 1998), to date measures of body dissatisfaction have focused singly only on the evaluative, liking or disliking of the physical self. The primary purpose of this secondary analysis study is to examine body dissatisfaction as a cognitive, affective, behavioral structure by determining the pattern of associations among affective, cognitive and behavioral aspects of body dissatisfaction. A community-based sample of 66 Mexican American women (age M=24.1 years, education M=16.9 years) completed measures of the evaluation of body size/shape (Eating Disorder Inventory EDI Body Dissatisfaction), cognitions related to body size/shape (Figure Rating Scale and Body Weight Self-Schema scales) and disordered eating behaviors (EDI Drive for Thinness Scale). Results showed that body dissatisfaction scale was positively correlated with body size cognitions including discrepancy between actual-ideal self (r=0.58, p&lt; 0.01), fat self-schema (r=0.55, p&lt;0.01). Body dissatisfaction was also positively correlates with the Drive for Thinness Scale of the EDI (r=0.59, p&lt;0.01.). These findings lend support toward the utilization of a clear operational definition of Body Dissatisfaction as an attitude and thus consisting of cognitive, affective and behavioral components. Consistent use of such a comprehensive definition will serve to enhance the validity of future research utilizing the concept of body dissatisfaction.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:13:19Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:13:19Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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