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Title: Eating disorder examination questionnaire: factor structure for adolescent girls and boys
Authors: White, Hannah J.
Haycraft, Emma
Goodwin, Huw
Meyer, Caroline
Keywords: EDE-Q
Factor structure
Shape and weight concerns
Preoccupation and eating concern
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: © Wiley
Citation: WHITE, H.J. ... et al, 2014. Eating disorder examination questionnaire: factor structure for adolescent girls and boys. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 47 (1), pp. 99 -104
Abstract: Objective To examine the factor structure of the EDE-Q among a sample of adolescents. Method A community-based sample of 917 adolescents (522 girls and 395 boys) aged 14-18 years completed the EDE-Q version 6.0 as part of a larger study. Participants were randomly assigned to one of two subsamples to enable separate analyses. Results A confirmatory factor analysis on the original four factor model of the EDE-Q produced an inadmissible model with a poor fit. Exploratory factor analysis using principal axis factoring produced an alternative three factor model of the EDE-Q among adolescents. The Shape and Weight Concerns, Restriction and Preoccupation and Eating Concern subscales accounted for 65% of the total variance. Subscale and global scores were significantly higher for girls than for boys. A high proportion of both girls (53.6%) and boys (30.5%) reported participating in at least one key eating disordered behaviour during the previous 28 days. Discussion The results of this study present three new subscales (Shape and Weight Concerns, Restriction and Preoccupation and Eating Concern) which are suggested for use in future research which uses the EDE-Q with community samples of adolescents. Copyright © 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Description: This article is closed access, it was published in the serial International Journal of Eating Disorders [© Wiley]. The definitive version is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/eat.22199
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1002/eat.22199
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/13988
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/eat.22199
ISSN: 0276-3478
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