Evaluating body checking and body comparison tendencies in women’s daily lives

EVALUATING BODY CHECKING AND BODY COMPARISON TENDENCIES IN WOMEN'S DAILY LIVES

1. Your name, academic institution and contact details

Katherine Drutschinin, Honours Candidate at The University of Melbourne, katdrutschinin@student.unimelb.edu.au

2. Name of Chief Investigator

Dr Isabel Krug, Chief Investigator & Research Supervisor at The University of Melbourne, Isabel.krug@unimelb.edu.au; Ph. (03) 9035 8551

3. The name of your project and a brief synopsis

Evaluating body checking and body comparison tendencies in women’s daily lives.

This study aims to assess the frequency of body checking and/or appearance comparison behaviours in daily life of women and how these behaviours affect body satisfaction, using a uniquely designed iPhone app.

4. Recruitment Details

Are you a female aged above 18yrs, who currently meets criteria for an eating disorder or are concerned about your eating behaviours, eating beliefs and/or body image? Do you own an iPhone? If so, you are invited to help with eating disorder research and be entered into a draw to WIN an iPad mini!

Participation involves:

1. Completing a 20-minute online questionnaire.

2. Downloading the iPhone app (you need at least an IOS 8 operating system).

Then, the app will signal 6 times per day, at random intervals between 10am to 8pm, for a period of 7-days. At these signals you fill out a 2-min survey on the app about your body checking and appearance comparison behaviours.

For further information and access to the study, please click link: http://deakinpsychology.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_6V7vb91Q4rx1ytv

To view the study flyer please click HERE.

5. Human Research Ethics Approval Number

Ethics Approval No: 1544167

Jurisdiction Name: Mr Tony Callahan, Secretary, Behavioural and Social Sciences Jurisdiction Contact: Email: t.callahan@unimelb.edu.au; Ph. 8344 2067

6. Opening and closing date for recruitment

Project Opens: start of May 2015

Project Closes: end of August 2015