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ERIC Number: EJ892365
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 43
ISSN: ISSN-1537-4416
Perceived Physical Appearance Mediates the Rumination and Bulimic Symptom Link in Adolescent Girls
Holm-Denoma, Jill M.; Hankin, Benjamin L.
Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, v39 n4 p537-544 2010
The prospective relationship between initial rumination and subsequent bulimic symptoms, and vice versa, was examined, and possible mediators were tested in a community sample of 191 adolescent girls (M age = 14.5) at 3 different assessment time points. Path analyses indicated that Time 1 rumination predicted Time 3 bulimic symptoms, and vice versa. Physical appearance competence (but not social competence) mediated both relationships. The results suggest that specific cognitive mechanisms, such as rumination, may play an etiological role in the development of bulimic symptoms. This may be especially true for adolescent girls who exhibit low competence beliefs about their physical appearance. (Contains 1 table and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 10; Grade 6; Grade 7; Grade 8; Grade 9; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Illinois
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Self Perception Profile for Children