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ERIC Number: EJ789420
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 9
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-0748-9633
The Eating Disorders Continuum, Self-Esteem, and Perfectionism
Peck, Lisa D.; Lightsey, Owen Richard
Journal of Counseling & Development, v86 n2 p184-192 Spr 2008
Among 261 undergraduate women, increased severity of eating disorders along a continuum was associated with decreased self-esteem, increased perfectionism, and increased scores on 7 subscales of the Eating Disorders Inventory-2. Women with eating disorders differed from both symptomatic women and asymptomatic women on all variables, whereas symptomatic women differed from asymptomatic women only on self-esteem, perfectionism, ineffectiveness, body dissatisfaction, and interoceptive awareness. Discriminant analysis correctly classified 45.2% of the women with eating disorders and 59% of the overall sample.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Counselors
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A