The tripartite influence model of body image and eating disturbance: A replication with a Japanese sample
Article first published online: 29 OCT 2007
Copyright © 2007 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
International Journal of Eating Disorders
Volume 41, Issue 1, pages 88–91, January 2008
How to Cite
Yamamiya, Y., Shroff, H. and Thompson, J. K. (2008), The tripartite influence model of body image and eating disturbance: A replication with a Japanese sample. Int. J. Eat. Disord., 41: 88–91. doi: 10.1002/eat.20444
- Issue published online: 3 DEC 2007
- Article first published online: 29 OCT 2007
- Manuscript Accepted: 12 JUN 2007
- tripartite influence model;
- body image;
- eating disorders;
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.
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.
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.
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. © 2007 by Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Int J Eat Disord 2008