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Drive for thinness (DFT), the extent to which participants are striving towards, or are concerned with maintaining, a thin body shape, was assessed via the 7-item Drive for Thinness subscale of the Eating Disorder Inventory (Garner, 1991; [alpha] = 0.
Measures included the Eating Disorder Inventory, the Self-Rating Depression Scale, the General Health Questionnaire, and the Eysenck Personality Inventory (EPI).
Examining the construct validity of the Eating Disorder Inventory.
Upon enrollment, the women had moderately high scores on the Eating Disorder Inventory, especially in drive for thinness and body dissatisfaction.
Eating attitudes and behaviors in adolescent women: Discrimination of normals, dieters, and suspected bulimics using the Eating Attitudes Test and Eating Disorder Inventory.
To answer this question, respondents were asked to complete three sub-scales of the 64-item Eating Disorder Inventory developed by Garner, Olmsted, and Polivy (1983): "Drive for Thinness," "Bulimia," and "Body Dissatisfaction.
Development and validation of a multidimensional eating disorder inventory for anorexia netrosa and bulimia.
Eating disorder symptomatology was measured using one item from each of the drive for thinness (DT), bulimia (B) and body dissatisfaction (BD) subscales of the Eating Disorder Inventory (EDI: Garner, Olmstead, & Polivy, 1983).