This 1-year longitudinal study tested risk factors for the prediction of bulimic symptoms in 148 high school girls.
Overconcern with body shape and size was found to be the most significant predictor of bulimic symptoms 1 year later.
The perception of media promoting a thin ideal body size, body dissatisfaction, depression, and concern for physical appearance were found to predict the presence of weight concerns 1 year later.
Concerns about body size, depression, perceptions about social pressures to be thin, teasing about weight and self-esteem were found to covary with improvement and worsening of bulimic symptoms.
The finding that body size concerns were most highly predictive of worsening of bulimic symptoms confirms the importance of this variable in the etiology of eating disorders.
The importance of these findings for the design of prevention programs for eating disorders was discussed.
Mots-clés Pascal : Boulimie, Symptomatologie, Facteur risque, Poids corporel, Taille corporelle, Image corporelle, Attitude, Estime soi, Environnement social, Etat dépressif, Prévention, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Etude longitudinale, Femelle, Adolescent, Homme, Trouble comportement alimentaire, Trouble humeur
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Bulimia, Symptomatology, Risk factor, Body weight, Body size, Body image, Attitude, Self esteem, Social environment, Depression, Prevention, United States, North America, America, Follow up study, Female, Adolescent, Human, Eating disorder, Mood disorder
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0376087
Code Inist : 002B18C01B. Création : 22/03/2000.