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Testing Western Media Icons Influence on Arab Women’s Body Size and Shape Ideals: An Experimental Approach
( MDPI , 2018 , Article)
Western media globalization is implicated in the spread of the thin body ideal to traditional societies. Qatar—a small conservative Middle-Eastern country—has recently witnessed rapid Westernization, but the influence ...
Potential psychosocial influences on gender differences in physical activity among Qatari adolescents: a first insight through descriptive observation
( Taylor & Francis Open , 2018 , Article)
Adolescents in Qatar have some of the highest levels of inactivity and gender inequality in physical activity (PA) among all adolescents in the world. Contextual psychosocial influences remain unknown to date. The current ...
Assessing the factor structure and measurement invariance of the eating attitude test (EAT-26) across language and BMI in young Arab women
( BioMed Central , 2018 , Article)
Background: The objective of the study was to determine the factorial structure and test the measurement invariance of the EAT-26 in a large probability sample of young female university students in Qatar (n = 2692), a ...
"Toxic pleasures”: A study of eating out behavior in Arab female university students and its associations with psychological distress and disordered eating
( Elsevier , 2018 , Article)
University years are a critical period in which young people establish independence and adopt lasting health behaviors. The aim of this study was to estimate the associations between eating out, psychological distress, ...