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ERIC Number: EJ865764
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1537-4416
Prevalence and Characteristics of Binge Eating in an Adolescent Community Sample
Goossens, Lien; Soenens, Bart; Braet, Caroline
Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, v38 n3 p342-353 2009
The objective of this article was to investigate the prevalence and psychological correlates of binge eating among adolescents. Self-report questionnaires were administered to a community sample of 708 adolescents (M[subscript age] = 14 years). Adolescents reporting loss of control over eating (17% of the sample) reported more eating pathology and more general maladjustment compared to those without loss of control. The combined presence of subjective and objective binge episodes was related to the most severe pattern of eating pathology. The results suggest that loss of control over eating is a relatively frequent experience among adolescents from the general population and it is related to eating pathology and maladjustment. (Contains 2 footnotes and 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 7; Grade 8; Grade 9; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Belgium
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale; Self Perception Profile for Adolescents