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ERIC Number: EJ889697
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 43
ISSN: ISSN-1546-2781
College Student Stress: A Predictor of Eating Disorder Precursor Behaviors
Shelton, Virginia L.; Valkyrie, Karena T.
Alabama Counseling Association Journal, v35 n2 p14-27 Spr 2010
Eating disorders are compulsive behaviors that can consume a person's life to the point of becoming life threatening. Previous research found stress associated with eating disorders. College can be a stressful time. If stress predicted precursor behaviors to eating disorders, then counselors would have a better chance to help students sooner. This study focused on stress and three precursors of eating disorders, "Drive for Thinness, Body Dissatisfaction, and Bulimia symptoms." Regression analysis of 362 college students' responses to a 96 item compiled, electronic survey found that age, gender, and stress did predict the precursor variables. Implications for college counselors are discussed. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A