Disordered eating in adolescent males from a school-based sample
Article first published online: 6 DEC 1998
Copyright © 1998 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
International Journal of Eating Disorders
Volume 23, Issue 2, pages 125–132, March 1998
How to Cite
Keel, P. K., Klump, K. L., Leon, G. R. and Fulkerson, J. A. (1998), Disordered eating in adolescent males from a school-based sample. Int. J. Eat. Disord., 23: 125–132. doi: 10.1002/(SICI)1098-108X(199803)23:2<125::AID-EAT2>3.0.CO;2-M
- Issue published online: 6 DEC 1998
- Article first published online: 6 DEC 1998
- Manuscript Accepted: 1 JUL 1997
- National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. Grant Number: 1R01-HD24700
- National Institute of Mental Health
- eating disorders;
- delay in evaluation
The authors sought to describe a sample of adolescent males who reported disordered eating, to explore whether males with disordered eating are overweight or obese, and to determine if patterns displayed by females would be replicated with a male sample. Method: Three school-based adolescent samples were selected: (1) 27 males reporting disordered eating (2) 27 physically matched controls, and (3) 27 randomly selected controls. Results: Findings indicated that boys reporting disordered eating expressed greater body dissatisfaction, depression, restraint, and poorer interoceptive awareness compared to matched and randomly selected controls. Negative Emotionality and poor Interoceptive Awareness scores showed the strongest associations with eating pathology. Body mass index and Negative Emotionality scores showed the strongest relationships to restrained eating. Discussion: Previous results for female adolescents were replicated, suggesting that findings for females can be generalized to males. Disordered eating appears to exist in the absence of significant weight problems in adolescent males. © 1998 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Int J Eat Disord 23:125–132, 1998.