Gender bias, other specified and unspecified feeding and eating disorders, and college students: a vignette study

Eva Schoen, Rebecca Brock, Jennifer Hannon

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Scopus citations

Abstract

This vignette study examined perceptions of 237 male and female undergraduate students regarding two severity levels (low and high) of other specified (OSFED) and unspecified feeding and eating disorders (UFED) in their male and female peers. Multilevel modeling showed that female characters received stronger endorsements of eating pathology than male characters for similar symptom presentations. College men were more likely than college women to rate female characters as having eating disorders. Gender bias about eating disorders affected men and women differently in this study. Implications for gender-inclusive as well as gender-sensitive eating disorder outreach and prevention are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)291-304
Number of pages14
JournalEating Disorders
Volume27
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 4 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Gender bias, other specified and unspecified feeding and eating disorders, and college students: a vignette study'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this