Cross-cultural assessment of eating disorders: psychometric properties of Spanish version of Bulimia Test-Revised

by Berrios-Hernandez, Mayra Noemi

Abstract (Summary)
The purpose of this study was to examine the psychometric properties of a Spanish version of the Bulimia Test-Revised (BULIT-R). The goal was to test the factorstructure equivalence of the BULIT-R across two samples of college students from two different cultures, Spain and the U.S. Researchers using Exploratory Factor Analysis (EFA) and Confirmatory Factor Analysis (CFA) have reported different model solutions for the factor structure of the BULIT-R: a one-factor model (McCarthy et al., 2002); a four-factor model (Vincent et al., 2002), a five-factor model (Thelen et al., 1991) and a six factor model (Santos, 1996). For any of the two samples, CFA did not support any of the models previously reported in the literature. EFA supported a six and a four factor models for the US and Spanish samples, respectively.
Bibliographical Information:

Advisor:Cepeda-Benito, Antonio; Gleaves, David; Ochoa, Salvador H.

School:Texas A&M University

School Location:USA - Texas

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:bulit r cross cultural assessment eating disorders


Date of Publication:05/01/2005

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