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Insecure attachment and disordered eating in women: the mediating processes of social comparison and emotion dysregulation.
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PMID:  23421698     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Few studies have examined potential intermediary processes linking insecure attachment with eating disorders. The purpose of this study was to compare the relative contributions of social comparison and emotion dysregulation on disordered eating symptoms within an attachment framework. Participants were 247 women living in Australia, aged between 18 and 35 years. All the study variables were moderately, positively correlated. Disordered eating was most highly correlated with emotion dysregulation, whilst correlation magnitudes with both attachment styles were comparable. Multiple mediation analysis was performed using bootstrapping procedures. Consistent with hypotheses, the mediating roles of social comparison and emotion dysregulation were supported, suggesting they may be processes through which insecure attachment influences disordered eating. Results highlight the need for intervention to focus not only on eating symptomatology, but also on the ways in which eating disorders are maintained through maladaptive self-regulatory and comparison processes.
Melissa Ty; Andrew J P Francis
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Eating disorders     Volume:  21     ISSN:  1532-530X     ISO Abbreviation:  Eat Disord     Publication Date:  2013 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-02-20     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9315161     Medline TA:  Eat Disord     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  154-74     Citation Subset:  IM    
a Department of Psychology , RMIT University , Bundoora , Victoria , Australia.
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