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ERIC Number: EJ1131412
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2231-3338
Power of Pen: Expressive Writing as an Intervention Tool on Exposure to Thin-Ideal Images with Dietary Restraint and Self-Compassion as Covariates
Relojo, Dennis; Gagani, Angelo Emil
Journal on English Language Teaching, v6 n3 p39-45 Jul-Sep 2016
Expressive Writing (EW) has been recognised as an intervention tool for thin-ideal images. However, to date, there are limited studies which investigated its efficacy to involve dietary restraint and self-compassion as moderating variables. The present work assessed the efficacy of EW in improving levels of body satisfaction and positive affect among 140 Filipino female university students ageing 18-25. They were tested in groups and wrote either about life goals (n = 46), positive experiences (n = 49) or a control topic (n = 46). It further examined how EW could benefit people on the basis of their levels of dietary restraint and self-compassion. Results demonstrated that EW has no significant effect on body satisfaction and positive affect. However, it was revealed that dietary restraint and self-compassion have moderating effects.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Philippines
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