ERIC Number: EJ770100
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Eating Dysfunctions in College Women: The Roles of Depression and Attachment to Fathers
Gutzwiller, Joeanne; Oliver, J. M.; Katz, Barry M.
Journal of American College Health, v52 n1 p27-32 Jul-Aug 2003
The authors examined the roles of depression and attachment to fathers in college women's eating dysfunctions. Three-hundred six undergraduate women completed (1) a diagnostic measure of eating dysfunctions that categorized them as asymptomatic, symptomatic but not eating disordered, or eating disordered; (2) 3 dimensional measures of attachment to fathers; and (3) a dimensional measure of depression. Depression was directly related to severity of participants' eating dysfunction; the eating-disordered group had scores consistent with clinical depression. After controlling for depression, 3 facets of attachment to fathers significantly differentiated the 3 groups.
Descriptors: Fathers, Depression (Psychology), Eating Disorders, Females, Undergraduate Students, Attachment Behavior, Parent Child Relationship, Correlation, Measures (Individuals), Severity (of Disability), Student Characteristics
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