Personality Correlates of Eating Disorder Symptomatology in a Nonclinical Sample of Female Undergraduates Metadata

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Title

  • Main Title Personality Correlates of Eating Disorder Symptomatology in a Nonclinical Sample of Female Undergraduates

Creator

  • Author: Baker, Kristine Genovese
    Creator Type: Personal

Contributor

  • Chair: Kaminski, Patricia L.
    Contributor Type: Personal
    Contributor Info: Major Professor
  • Committee Member: Riggs, Shelley
    Contributor Type: Personal
  • Committee Member: Cogan, Karen D.
    Contributor Type: Personal

Publisher

  • Name: University of North Texas
    Place of Publication: Denton, Texas

Date

  • Creation: 2003-05
  • Digitized: 2003-05-13

Language

  • English

Description

  • Content Description: Research indicates the existence of an eating disorder continuum. The two-component model of disordered eating suggests that certain personality traits may increase an individual's vulnerability to develop more severe variants of disordered eating symptomatology. The present study investigates pre-clinical elevations on a measure of personality based on the Five-Factor Model (FFM) and pre-clinical elevations on a measure of eating disorder symptomatology in a sample of nonclinical undergraduates. The personality dimensions Neuroticism, Extraversion, and Agreeableness accounted for 7% of the variability in Body Dissatisfaction. Subcomponents comprising the personality dimensions of the FFM as determined by Saucier (1998) (see Appendix A) were analyzed. The Self-Reproach and Intellectual Interests subcomponents were the strongest predictors of Drive for Thinness and Body Dissatisfaction. The subcomponent Sociability was the strongest predictor of Bulimia. Findings present implications for prevention and treatment interventions. Longitudinal studies are needed to determine the temporal directionality of personality and disturbed eating.

Subject

  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Eating disorders in women -- Psychological aspects.
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Women college students -- Psychology.
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Personality -- Nutritional aspects.
  • Keyword: Personality
  • Keyword: Eating
  • Keyword: Nonclinical

Collection

  • Name: UNT Theses and Dissertations
    Code: UNTETD

Institution

  • Name: UNT Libraries
    Code: UNT

Rights

  • Rights Access: unt
  • Rights License: copyright
  • Rights Holder: Baker, Kristine Genovese
  • Rights Statement: Copyright is held by the author, unless otherwise noted. All rights reserved.

Resource Type

  • Thesis or Dissertation

Format

  • Text

Identifier

  • OCLC: 53067156
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc5518

Degree

  • Degree Name: Master of Science
  • Degree Level: Master's
  • Degree Discipline: Counseling Psychology
  • Academic Department: Department of Psychology
  • Degree Grantor: University of North Texas

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