Acculturative Stress, Discrimination, Ethnic Identity, and Binge Eating Among Latina College Students
Despite the emergence of Latinas as a vulnerable group for binge eating disorder (BED), the relationship between sociocultural factors related to being Latina and symptoms of BED remains understudied and minimally understood. This study examined the variables of acculturative stress, perceived discrimination, and low ethnic identity as predictors of binge eating symptoms among Latina college students. Surveys were gathered from 168 students attending two large universities in the Northeastern United States. Multiple regression analyses indicated that acculturative stress and perceived discrimination (but not low ethnic identity) were related to some (but not all) symptoms of BED. Implications of the study are discussed, and recommendations for future research are offered.
Counseling Psychology|Clinical psychology|Mental health|Womens studies|Hispanic American studies
Borghese, Allegra Emma, "Acculturative Stress, Discrimination, Ethnic Identity, and Binge Eating Among Latina College Students" (2020). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI27999803.