Effects of gender, media influences, and traditional gender role orientation on disordered eating and appearance concerns among Latino adolescents

Vera Lopez, Rosalie Corona, Raquel Halfond

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This study examined the main and interaction effects of gender, traditional gender role orientation, and media-influenced sociocultural values and ideals about appearance in a sample of 96 Latino adolescents controlling for age, country of origin, and BMI. Girls and less traditionally oriented youth reported significantly more disordered eating and appearance concerns than did boys and more traditionally oriented youth. Gender moderated the relationship between traditional gender role orientation and disordered eating and appearance concerns. Contrary to our hypothesis, media-influenced sociocultural values and ideals about appearance did not significantly predict disordered eating and appearance concerns. However, the interaction between gender and sociocultural values and ideals about appearance was significant. Our findings highlight the importance of continued research on gender, media, and cultural influences as they relate to disordered eating and appearance concerns among Latino youth.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)727-736
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Adolescence
Volume36
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2013

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Keywords

  • Appearance
  • Body image
  • Disordered eating
  • Gender differences
  • Gender role
  • Latino/a adolescents
  • Latinos
  • Media
  • Traditional gender roles

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  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Social Psychology

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Effects of gender, media influences, and traditional gender role orientation on disordered eating and appearance concerns among Latino adolescents. / Lopez, Vera; Corona, Rosalie; Halfond, Raquel.

In: Journal of Adolescence, Vol. 36, No. 4, 08.2013, p. 727-736.

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