publication . Article . Other literature type . 2019

Are perfectionism dimensions risk factors for bulimic symptoms? A meta-analysis of longitudinal studies

Kehayes, Ivy-Lee L.; Smith, Martin M.; Sherry, Simon B.; Vidovic, Vanja; Saklofske, Donald H.;
  • Published: 01 Feb 2019 Journal: Personality and Individual Differences, volume 138, pages 117-125 (issn: 0191-8869, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
  • Country: United Kingdom
Background: Case histories, theoretical accounts, and empirical studies suggest an important relationship between perfectionism and bulimic symptoms. However, whether perfectionism confers vulnerability for bulimic symptoms is unclear. Objective: To address this, we conducted a meta-analysis testing if socially prescribed perfectionism, concern over mistakes, doubts about actions, personal standards, self-oriented perfectionism and EDI-perfectionism predict increases in bulimic symptoms over time. Method: Our literature search yielded 12 longitudinal studies for inclusion. Samples were composed of adolescents, undergraduates, and community adults. Results: Meta-...
free text keywords: Empirical research, Psychology, Credence, Meta-analysis, Developmental psychology, Vulnerability, BF, GV557-1198.995
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