Subjective meaning attributed to circumstances in the course of establishing of eating disorder

Iva Sládková, Zbyněk Vybíral

Abstract

Four Czech and one Slovak portal dedicated to health matters were used as a research source here. The content analysis of 378 stories collected from 259 girls was the source of the most frequently mentioned factors contributing to the development of eating disorders of adolescent girls. Using the qualitative content analysis of the texts from the discussions we have searched for subjective meaning, which the girls have assigned as the main factors of this disorder’s oc­currence. The research questions were formulated: Which factors were perceived by girls as important at the time of the disorder’s onset? What hypotheses were used by the girls to explain the disorder’s cause?

(Fulltext in Czech)

Keywords

Internet, discussion, eating disorders, anorexia, bulimia

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