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Disordered Eating, Coping, and Perfectionism in a College Sample

dc.contributor.advisorKirby, Leslie D. (Leslie Deneen)
dc.contributor.authorReiff, Anna E.
dc.descriptionSurvey: Lifestyle health and coping (pdf) is included. Thesis completed for PSY 296B Honors Thesis with Professor Leslie D. Kirby.en_US
dc.description.abstractPerfectionistic tendencies and coping strategies have been implicated as important factors in both the onset and maintenance of eating disorders but have not been widely researched in conjunction with each other. Given the elevated levels of eating disorders and subclinical manifestations among college student populations, this study surveyed 180 undergraduate students about multiple aspects of health and well-being, in addition to disordered eating attitudes and behaviors, coping strategies, and trait perfectionism. Results showed that avoidant coping strategies are positively associated with measures of disordered eating. In addition, certain dimensions of perfectionism correlated with avoidant coping and other dimensions correlated with problem-focused coping. Implications for treatments targeted at improving coping strategies in individuals with disordered eating are discussed.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipThesis completed in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the Honors Program in Psychological Sciencesen_US
dc.publisherVanderbilt Universityen_US
dc.subjectdisordered eatingen_US
dc.subject.lcshStress (Psychology)en_US
dc.subject.lcshAdjustment (Psychology)en_US
dc.subject.lcshEating disordersen_US
dc.subject.lcshCollege students -- Psychologyen_US
dc.subject.lcshCollege students -- Health and hygieneen_US
dc.subject.lcshPerfectionism (Personality trait)en_US
dc.titleDisordered Eating, Coping, and Perfectionism in a College Sampleen_US
dc.title.alternativeDisordered eating and copingen_US
dc.title.alternativeLifestyle health and copingen_US
dc.description.schoolVanderbilt Universityen_US
dc.description.departmentPsychological Sciencesen_US

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