Affiliation: College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience
The present study investigated the effect of COVID-19 on disordered eating in Asian-American college students, and whether discrimination and social support contributed to these effects. Eligible participants (N = 42) completed an online questionnaire that collected demographic data and measured levels of discrimination experienced, social support, and disordered eating behaviors. Contrary to predictions, there was not a statistically significant correlation between COVID-19 and discrimination, COVID-19 and social support, and COVID-19 and disordered eating for this specific demographic. Additional research is needed to explore potential long-term effects of COVID-19 on disordered eating that may be seen in a longitudinal study with a larger sample.