Eating concerns in college women across sexual orientation identities

Janelle K. Maloch, Kathleen J. Bieschke, Andrew A. McAleavey, Benjamin D. Locke

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This study found that treatment-seeking sexual minority college women evidenced serious eating concerns. Regardless of sexual orientation and compared with those with low levels of eating concerns, women with high levels of eating concerns evidenced increased depression, increased generalized anxiety, and a greater likelihood of experiencing trauma. Regardless of eating concerns severity, sexual minority women evidenced greater depression, generalized anxiety, and likelihood of trauma than did heterosexual women, with bisexual women reporting the highest concerns.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)275-288
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of College Counseling
Issue number3
StatePublished - Oct 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education


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