Most of the approaches to the eating disorder considered to have a policausal etiology in which interacting predisposing factors, triggers and maintainers. Among the predisposing factors it noted that dissatisfaction with body image is very important, detecting their presence mostly in women from puberty and specifically in adolescence. Recent studies showed the influence that the aesthetic body model spread by the mass media has on dissatisfaction with body image. This pattern produces dissatisfaction with one's body and increases the levels of dissatisfaction. In the present research we have studied the connection between the two variables in 314 students at high school from Buenos Aires, Argentina. It was confirmed that there is a correlation between the variables, detecting that a higher level of influence of the beautiful pattern increases the dissatisfaction with body image. These results allow to hypothesize that both variables act as predisposing factors and provide evidence to theories that consider the eating disorder as culture-bound syndromes.
Espósito, D. H. (2015). Influencia del modelo estético corporal prevalente e insatisfacción con la imagen corporal en estudiantes de escuela secundaria básica. Revista Mexicana de Trastornos Alimentarios, 6(2), 91–96. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rmta.2015.08.001