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Title: Personality and Eating Disorders: A Longitudinal Study on a Non-Clinical Sample of Adolescents
Authors: De Caro, Elide Francesca
Di Blas, Lisa
Keywords: eating disorderspersonality traits
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste
Source: Elide De Caro, Lisa Di Blas, "Personality and Eating Disorders: A Longitudinal Study on a Non-Clinical Sample of Adolescents" in: Paolo Bernardis, Carlo Fantoni, Walter Gerbino (eds.) "TSPC2014. Proceedings of the Trieste Symposium on Perception and Cognition, November 27-28", Trieste, EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste, 2014, pp. 103-105.
Abstract: The present longitudinal study is aimed at analyzing how adolescents change their dysfunctional attitudes towards their body and eating behaviors in relation to personality characteristics across a six-month time span. Via multiple regression analyses we investigated whether MMPI-A Obsessiveness, Low Self-Esteem, Depression, Family Problems and Concern for health are temporal antecedents of EDI-2 eating disorders, and vice versa. Our main findings revealed a bidirectional relationship between eating attitudes and personality. In fact, Obsessiveness, Low self-esteem, Depression, and Family problems significantly predicted changes in different dysfunctional eating attitudes, but also EDI-Interpersonal distrust and Ineffectiveness predicted changes in different MMPI-A scale scores. All together, findings suggest that personality development in adolescence is sensitive to attitudes towards eating and body appearance, and vice versa.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10077/10527
eISBN: 978-88-8303-610-1
Appears in Collections:TSPC2014: Proceedings of the Trieste Symposium on Perception and Cognition, November 27th-28th 2014

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