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Personality and Eating Disorders: A Longitudinal Study on a Non-Clinical Sample of Adolescents

De Caro, Elide Francesca; Di Blas, Lisa;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2014
  • Publisher: EUT Edizioni Universit√† di Trieste
  • Country: Italy
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...
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free text keywords: eating disorders, personality traits
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