An examination of proposed risk factors in bulimic symptomatology among college women

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dc.contributor.advisor Bowman, Sharon L., 1960- en_US
dc.contributor.author Salsman, Jill R. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:30:40Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:30:40Z
dc.date.created 2007 en_US
dc.date.issued 2007
dc.identifier LD2489.Z68 2007 .S25 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/180396
dc.description.abstract General relationships between the proposed risk factors of perfectionism, body dissatisfaction, depression, and interoceptive awareness and the presence of bulimic symptoms were examined in this study. Interactions between these risk factors presented by previous theoretical models were also explored through Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) analysis. A sample consisting of 200 female undergraduate students completed the following measures: The Multidimensional Perfectionism Scale (MPS), The Beck Depression Inventory-II (BDI-II), the Toronto Alexithymia Scale (TAS-20), and the Questionnaire for Eating Disorder Diagnoses (Q-EDD). Taken together, the proposed risk factors of perfectionism, body dissatisfaction, depression, and interoceptive awareness were found to make a difference in predicting the presence of eating disorder symptoms. Body dissatisfaction served as the strongest predictor of bulimic symptoms in college women of all risk factors tested in this study. Direct relationships between perfectionism and depression, depression and body dissatisfaction, and body dissatisfaction and bulimic symptoms were supported by the current study's data. Clinical implications and suggestions for future research are discussed. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Counseling Psychology and Guidance Services
dc.format.extent vii, 104 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Bulimia -- Risk factors. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Women college students -- Health and hygiene. en_US
dc.title An examination of proposed risk factors in bulimic symptomatology among college women en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (Ph. D.) en_US
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1379126 en_US


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