The development and validation of the PEACH: The Profile of Eating Attitudes in Children.

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  • Author(s): Andrew, Catherine Margaret. The University of Manchester (United Kingdom), Department of Clinical Psychology, United Kingdom
  • Source:
    Dissertation Abstracts International Section C: Worldwide, Vol 75(4-C), 2018.
  • Publisher:
    US : ProQuest Information & Learning
  • Language:
    English
  • Document Type:
    Dissertation
  • Publication Type:
    Dissertation Abstract
  • Additional Information
    • ISSN:
      1042-7279 (Print)
    • ISBN:
      978-0355475494
    • Keywords:
      test development, test validation, eating attitudes
    • Abstract:
      The eating disorders anorexia and bulimia nervosa constitute a significant source of psychiatric morbidity. Typically they affect postpubertal women and many theories of causation centre around the onset of puberty being a trigger for the onset of eating disordered behaviour. However, recent evidence has suggested that eating disorders are beginning to present more frequently than had previously been thought in prepubertal children. This worrying trend has prompted much interest in the literature about the course and development of eating disorders which has led to numerous studies investigating eating attitudes in children. Criticisms have been levelled against the most commonly used measures to investigate eating attitudes in children, especially when used with younger children. The current study describes the development and validation of a new measure, the Profile of Eating Attitudes in Children (PEACH), which has been designed to investigate eating attitudes in children as young as seven years. The measure was used with 349 children from 6 schools in south and central Manchester aged between 7 and 11 years. The measure is demonstrated to be reliable and valid with adequate test - retest reusability and a clear factor structure. The results of the study support the results of other studies in finding higher levels of unhealthy eating attitudes in girls as opposed to boys and identifying links between eating attitudes and low self esteem. The usefulness of the measure as a screening instrument for identifying those children who might benefit from a package of education/intervention to address their eating attitudes is discussed. The possibility of using the same sample of children and following them up to investigate the predictive power of the measure is also put forward. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2018 APA, all rights reserved)
    • Dissertation Details:
      UMI Order Number: AAI10729404
      OpenURL: http://gateway.proquest.com/openurl?url_ver=Z39.88-2004&rft_val_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:dissertation&res_dat=xri:pqm&rft_dat=xri:pqdiss:10729404
      Degree: Clin.Psy.D., 1998
      Institution: The University of Manchester (United Kingdom)
      Department: Department of Clinical Psychology
    • Subject Terms:
    • PsycINFO Classification:
      Health & Mental Health Treatment & Prevention (3300)
    • Population:
      Human
    • Age Group:
      Childhood (birth-12 yrs)
    • Methodology:
      Empirical Study; Qualitative Study
    • Physical Description:
      Electronic
    • Publication Date:
      20180326
    • Accession Number:
      2018-00719-128
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      ANDREW, C. M. The development and validation of the PEACH: The Profile of Eating Attitudes in Children. 2018. ProQuest Information & Learning, [s. l.], 2018. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=psyh&AN=2018-00719-128. Acesso em: 25 fev. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Andrew CM. The development and validation of the PEACH: The Profile of Eating Attitudes in Children. Dissertation Abstracts International Section C: Worldwide. 2018;75(4-C). http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=psyh&AN=2018-00719-128. Accessed February 25, 2020.
    • APA:
      Andrew, C. M. (2018). The development and validation of the PEACH: The Profile of Eating Attitudes in Children [ProQuest Information & Learning]. In Dissertation Abstracts International Section C: Worldwide (Vol. 75, Issue 4–C).
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Andrew, Catherine Margaret. 2018. “The Development and Validation of the PEACH: The Profile of Eating Attitudes in Children.” Dissertation Abstracts International Section C: Worldwide. ProQuest Information & Learning. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=psyh&AN=2018-00719-128.
    • Harvard:
      Andrew, C. M. (2018) The development and validation of the PEACH: The Profile of Eating Attitudes in Children, Dissertation Abstracts International Section C: Worldwide. ProQuest Information & Learning. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=psyh&AN=2018-00719-128 (Accessed: 25 February 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Andrew, CM 2018, ‘The development and validation of the PEACH: The Profile of Eating Attitudes in Children’, ProQuest Information & Learning, Dissertation Abstracts International Section C: Worldwide, vol. 75, no. 4–C, viewed 25 February 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Andrew, Catherine Margaret. “The Development and Validation of the PEACH: The Profile of Eating Attitudes in Children.” Dissertation Abstracts International Section C: Worldwide, vol. 75, no. 4–C, ProQuest Information & Learning, 2018. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=psyh&AN=2018-00719-128.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Andrew, Catherine Margaret. “The Development and Validation of the PEACH: The Profile of Eating Attitudes in Children.” Dissertation Abstracts International Section C: Worldwide. ProQuest Information & Learning, 2018. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=psyh&AN=2018-00719-128.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Andrew CM. The development and validation of the PEACH: The Profile of Eating Attitudes in Children [Internet]. Vol. 75, Dissertation Abstracts International Section C: Worldwide. ProQuest Information & Learning; 2018 [cited 2020 Feb 25]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=psyh&AN=2018-00719-128