Eating attitudes and weight preoccupation among female high school students in Japan

T. Mukai, M. Crago, Catherine M Shisslak

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Eating disorder tendencies in 197 eleventh grade Japanese girls were examined to ascertain whether or not the reported correlates of eating disorder tendencies in North America would be replicated in Japan. The 26-item Eating Attitudes Test was administered along with a set of supplementary questions. As hypothesized, higher levels of eating disturbances were found in the students who: (1) perceived themselves as being overweight, (2) had been encouraged to diet, (3) reported engaging in frequent conversations with their mother about food and dieting. Implications for future cross-cultural research are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)677-688
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry and Allied Disciplines
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1994



  • Adolescents
  • Eating behavior
  • Japanese
  • Weight

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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