Risky dieting amongst adolescent girls: associations with family relationship problems and depressed mood

Hinchliff, Gemma L.M., Kelly, Adrian B., Chan, Gary C.K., Patton, George C. and Williams, Joanne 2016, Risky dieting amongst adolescent girls: associations with family relationship problems and depressed mood, Eating behaviors, vol. 22, pp. 222-224, doi: 10.1016/j.eatbeh.2016.06.001.

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Title Risky dieting amongst adolescent girls: associations with family relationship problems and depressed mood
Author(s) Hinchliff, Gemma L.M.
Kelly, Adrian B.
Chan, Gary C.K.
Patton, George C.
Williams, JoanneORCID iD for Williams, Joanne orcid.org/0000-0002-5633-1592
Journal name Eating behaviors
Volume number 22
Start page 222
End page 224
Total pages 3
Publisher Elsevier
Place of publication Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Publication date 2016-08
ISSN 1471-0153
1873-7358
Keyword(s) adolescent
female
dieting
family
conflict
depressed mood
Summary OBJECTIVE: This study examined the association of risky dieting amongst adolescent girls with depressed mood, family conflict, and parent-child emotional closeness.

METHOD: Grade 6 and 8 females (aged 11-14years, N=4031) were recruited from 231 schools in 30 communities, across three Australian States (Queensland, Victoria, and Western Australia). Key measures were based on the Adolescent Dieting Scale, Short Mood and Feelings Questionnaire, and widely used short measures of family relationship quality. Controls included age, early pubertal onset, and socioeconomic status.

RESULTS: Risky dieting was significantly related to family conflict and depressed mood, depressed mood mediated the association of family conflict and risky dieting, and these associations remained significant with controls in the model.

CONCLUSION: Family conflict and adolescent depressed mood are associated with risky dieting.

IMPLICATIONS: Prevention programs may benefit from a broadening of behavioural targets to include depressed mood and family problems.
Language eng
DOI 10.1016/j.eatbeh.2016.06.001
Field of Research 111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified
1701 Psychology
1699 Other Studies In Human Society
Socio Economic Objective 920410 Mental Health
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2016, Elsevier
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