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Int J Eat Disord. 2002 Mar;31(2):210-9.

Empirical support for a model of dieting: findings from structural equations modeling.

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School of Psychology, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

This paper presents the results of an evaluation of a model of dieting (Huon, G.F., & Strong, K.G., International Journal of Eating Disorders, 23, 361-370, 1998). It represents the culmination of a large-scale time-extended study of dieting among adolescent girls.

METHODS:

Data were collected from approximately 1,000 girls. A battery of questionnaires assessed dieting status, social influence, vulnerability (conformity) disposition, protective social skills, and aspects of the familial context as core components of the model.

RESULTS:

When the data were subjected to analyses within structural equations modeling, all specific hypotheses within the model found strong support. Moreover, multiple indices revealed that the model had a very good fit with the data and accounted for 89% of the variance in commitment to dieting.

CONCLUSION:

This study provides strong support for the validity of Huon and Strong's model of dieting among Australian girls. Its generality among girls in other cultures remains to be established.

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