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Masters Thesis


School for Social Work


Eating disorders-Prevention, Women college students-Psychology, College females, Cognitive behavioral, Sociocultural, Cognitive therapy


The focus of this theoretical study is to examine, classify, and compare different eating disorder prevention/intervention programs used thus far for college-age females using two different theoretical frameworks: the Cognitive Behavioral model and the Sociocultural model. The prevalence and effects of eating disorder behaviors will be addressed. Strengths and weaknesses of each of the already developed programs will be addressed using these two theoretical models. Additionally, different factors/variables will be analyzed that have been found to be associated with eating disorder behaviors within this population. Using the information provided, a prevention program will be proposed that collaborates the strengths discussed of the already developed prevention programs. Moreover, an outline will be given as to how to determine the effectiveness of the proposed program to determine if it is appropriate and effective for the female college-age population.




iii, 64 p. Thesis (M.S.W.)-Smith College School for Social Work, Northampton, Mass., 2010. Includes bibliographical references (p. 52-64)