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Korean J Women Health Nurs. 2007 Dec;13(4):327-335. Korean.
Published online May 22, 2013.
Copyright © 2007 Korean Academy of Women's Health Nursing
Internalization of the Sociocultural Attitudes, Body Shape Satisfaction, Anger and Eating Attitudes in College Women
Myung-Sook Choi,1 and Suk-Hee Cheon2
1Assistant Professor, Department of Nursing, Seoil College, Korea.
2Instructor, College of Nursing, Korea University, Korea.

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Received Oct 25, 2007; Accepted Dec 05, 2007.



The descriptive study was designed to examine the relationship of eating attitudes to the internalization of sociocultural attitudes, body shape satisfaction, anger and anger expression in college women.


247 women were recruited from one college located in Seoul, Korea. The instruments used were the Internalization subscale of SATAQ-3R, BSQ for body shape satisfaction, Spielberger's state trait anger expression inventory-Korean version for anger and anger expression, and the Eating Attitude Test(EAT-26) for eating attitudes.


The score of EAT significantly correlated with internalization, state anger, body shape satisfaction, and anger expression except trait anger. The significant predictors of eating attitudes in college women were body shape satisfaction and anger expression, explaining 55% of the variance in eating attitudes.


This study showed that body shape satisfaction is an important predictor for an eating disorder. Therefore, various programs for cognitive changes correcting the understanding about body and weight need to be developed in the future.

Keywords: College women; Eating attitude; Internalization of the sociocultural attitudes; Body shape satisfaction; Anger