Interestingly, and contrary to findings with female participants, personality traits were not significantly related to disordered eating scores in men.
Among women, disordered eating scores were significantly predicted by high Neuroticism and Extraversion, and low Conscientiousness.
Personality factors were found to be significantly related to the experience of body dissatisfaction in both genders.
Further, several personality traits significantly contributed to the prediction of male (high Neuroticism, low Conscientiousness) and female (high Neuroticism) body dissatisfaction beyond the influence of body mass index (BMI).
Body image concerns do not discriminate; body dissatisfaction and its consequences are relevant to men and women of all ages.
Traditionally, disordered eating and body image research has been conducted with populations of young females; therefore, more studies that concentrate on both male and female experiences of body dissatisfaction and disordered eating attitudes and behaviours are needed.Perceptions of the ideal female body may be altered by frequent media exposure to thin female bodies [1,2,3], which may lead women to experience more body dissatisfaction and body focus than men [2,3,4,5,6,7,8].Moreover, body dissatisfaction in women has been consistently associated with disordered eating behaviours and the development of eating disorders [9,10,11,12].The present study examined gender differences in the relationship between personality, disordered eating, and body image dissatisfaction.Participants were 238 female and 85 male undergraduates (M = 20.52 years, SD = 4.22) at a Canadian university.The journal invites contributions from a broad range of disciplines - psychological science, other social and behavioral sciences, and medical and health sciences.The journal publishes original research articles, brief research reports, theoretical and review papers, and science-based practitioner reports of interest.Benefits to authors We also provide many author benefits, such as free PDFs, a liberal copyright policy, special discounts on Elsevier publications and much more.Please click here for more information on our author services.It enables you to deposit any research data (including raw and processed data, video, code, software, algorithms, protocols, and methods) associated with your research manuscript.Your datasets will also be searchable on Mendeley Data Search, which includes nearly 11 million indexed datasets. Below is a recent list of 2018—2019 articles that have had the most social media attention.