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ERIC Number: EJ1179074
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-8756-8225
College Students' Relationship between Trauma and Disordered Eating
Meyer, Lindsay K.; Stanick, Cameo F.
Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, v32 n3 p242-250 2018
Among college students, a correlation exists between trauma exposure and eating disorders. Although disordered eating behaviors are more prevalent than eating disorders, the relationship between different types of trauma exposure and disordered eating is unknown. The current study explored this relationship. One hundred two participants completed questionnaires on disordered eating and trauma exposure. Results showed that (a) sexual abuse was a significant predictor of concerns regarding food and weight gain (p < 0.05) and (b) other form of trauma (e.g., natural disaster) was a significant predictor of difficulties in individuals' relationship with food (p < 0.05). Clinical implications, especially those related to trauma assessment and disordered eating behaviors, are discussed. The importance of examining the impact of nonsexual trauma is described, and the clinical utility of breaking eating pathology down into specific abnormal attitudes and behaviors is highlighted.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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