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Title: Exploring the relationships of shame self-compassion, disordered eating and binge eating in a non-clinical adult sample
Author: Ritchie , Allison
ISNI:       0000 0004 5361 2529
Awarding Body: University of Essex
Current Institution: University of Essex
Date of Award: 2014
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Disordered eating, binge eating and other related eating problems are increasing around the world, and a greater understanding about the psychological variables that influence eating is required to improve the understanding and treatment of these non-clinical conditions. This study investigated internal, external, and experiences of shame, and self-compassion in a non-clinical sample (n =327) of adults who presented with disordered eating and who binged, while controlling for anxiety and depression. Results demonstrated a statistically significant difference in levels of shame, self-compassion, anxiety and depression between adults who binge ate and adults who did not. Spearman's rho calculations demonstrated positive correlations for binge eating with internal shame, external shame, experiences of shame, anxiety, depression, and self-compassion. Three logistic regressions demonstrated internal shame, experiences of shame, and depression significantly predicted binge eating. Spearman's rho calculations demonstrated positive correlations for disordered eating with the predictor variables of internal shame, external shame, experiences of shame, anxiety, depression, and self-compassion. Three multiple regressions demonstrated a significant association between disordered eating and all three measures of shame, depression, and anxiety. The findings of this study are considered in the context of the recognition of a need for longitudinal research to further explore the causal influences in the development and treatment of disordered eating and binge eating in non-clinical adults.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID: uk.bl.ethos.654956  DOI: Not available
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