Influence of Class, Ethnicity, and Culture on Eating Behaviour.

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  • The Influence of Class, Ethnicity, and Culture on Eating Behaviour
    • Class
      • higher class individuals are more likely to be dissatisfied with their bodies, diet, and more likely to have eating disorders such as AN.
      • + Dornbush et al - higher class females had a greater desire to be thing (of 7,000)
      • + Goode et al (2008) - income positively associated with healthy eating
      • -Story et al - higher social class was related to greater body satisfaction.
    • Ethnicity
      • Research suggests that eating concerns and disorders are more characteristics of white women rather than black or Asian women. (Powell and Khan)
      • + Ball and Kennedy- the longer the time spend in Australia the more women not from Australia would adopt the eating values of the women there.
      • - Mumford et al - incidents of bulimia are greater amongst Asian girls than white girls.
      • - Striegal-Moore et al- there is more evidence of a "desire for thinness" amongst black women.
    • Culture
      • Rozin et al- women from Belgium, France, USA, and Japan had high attitudes to food more like those from the USA than men. Differences may influence health and rates of cardiovascular disease.


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