Gender differences found in a qualitative study of a disordered eating prevention programme: What do boys have to say?

Marcela L. González, Marisol Mora, Eva Penelo, Elizabeth Goddard, Janet Treasure, Rosa M. Raich

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Abstract

© The Author(s) 2015. Qualitative studies examining gender differences of eating disorder prevention programmes are scarce. We aimed to evaluate gender differences in adolescents who participated in a larger study on effectiveness of a disordered eating prevention programme. Perceptions of eating, female and male aesthetic models, media influences, prevention programmes and emerging topics from 12 school-going boys who received a media-literacy programme (n = 4), media-literacy plus nutrition-awareness programme (n = 4) or neither (n = 4) were explored using Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis and compared with previous results in girls. Findings suggest that the prevention programme is effective for both genders. Gender differences and consumer-culture influences may be considered in future interventions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)858-874
JournalJournal of Health Psychology
Volume20
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015

Keywords

  • adolescent gender differences
  • disordered eating
  • media literacy
  • prevention programme
  • qualitative research

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