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ERIC Number: ED546577
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 199
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: 978-1-2675-8935-4
The BASC-2 Profiles of Female Adolescents At-Risk of Developing an Eating Disorder
Stachowitz, Annie L.
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, University of South Dakota
Eating disorders, disordered eating, and body dissatisfaction prevalence rates are on the rise among adolescent females. The present study sought to examine a commonly used social-emotional instrument, the Behavior Assessment System for Children-Second Edition, Self-Report of Personality (BASC-2, SRP), for the emergence of a common profile of female adolescents at-risk of developing an eating disorder in a school setting. Participants included 65 female adolescents aged 13 to 17 years from Midwestern public middle and high schools. The Eating Disorder Inventory-Third Edition (EDI-3) was utilized to determine eating disorder risk and level of body dissatisfaction. Those adolescents at-risk of developing an eating disorder differed significantly on 10 of the 16 BASC-2 scales, while 5 of these scales were also in the clinically significant range according to the BASC-2 normative sample. An emerging profile of a female adolescent at-risk of developing an eating disorder was explored. Implications of the findings and recommendations for future research are discussed. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools; High Schools
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Eating Disorder Inventory; Behavior Assessment System for Children