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The relation between the lack of control attributional style for indulgent food consumption and bulimic symptoms.
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PMID:  22051369     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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OBJECTIVE: The study examined the potential link between the lack of control attributional style for indulgent food consumption and bulimic symptoms.
METHOD: One hundred and 77 undergraduates (145 female; mean age=19years-2months) were administered the Eating Attributional Style Questionnaire and the Sterling Eating Disorder Scales across a five-month period.
RESULTS: SEM analyses confirmed that: (1) uncontrollability attributions for indulgent food consumption were concurrently associated with bulimic symptoms, and (2) external locus of control and uncontrollability attributions for indulgent food consumption predicted changes in bulimic symptoms.
CONCLUSIONS: The findings yielded support for the conclusion that the lack of control attributional style for indulgent food consumption is a probable cause of bulimic symptoms.
Authors:
Ken J Rotenberg; Paula Costa; Mark Trueman; Paul Lattimore
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2011-09-14
Journal Detail:
Title:  Eating behaviors     Volume:  12     ISSN:  1873-7358     ISO Abbreviation:  Eat Behav     Publication Date:  2011 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-11-04     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101090048     Medline TA:  Eat Behav     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  325-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
School Psychology, Keele University, Keele, Newcastle-Under-Lyme, Staffordshire, ST5 5BG UK.
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