Date of Award
Honors College Thesis
Child and Family Studies
Nutrition and Food Systems
Eating disorders have become a subject of concern for college-aged young adults in recent years. Risk factors like social media use are contributing to an increase in affected students, and research suggests that gender along with other variables plays a significant role. This thesis examined the current research on eating disorders and risk factors associated with their development. Through an online survey, information from freshman, sophomore, junior, senior, and graduate students at The University of Southern Mississippi regarding their current eating behaviors, feelings toward food and body, and demographic information was collected. Data collected indicated the student population’s level of disordered eating, which was compared with the findings of previous research.
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Duncan, Taylor Jordan, "Assessing Prevalence of Eating Disorders Among College Students" (2019). Honors Theses. 691.