The role of attributional style in the development of depression in college females with pathological eating practices

UNCW Author/Contributor (non-UNCW co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Jill Whisnant (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW )
Web Site: http://library.uncw.edu/
Advisor
Carrie Clements

Abstract: In this experiment, participants were randomly assigned to receive either stressful false feedback or non-stressful false feedback following a weight-related fictional test. Participants were assessed on eating disorder measures to determine their degree of eating pathology. Those with a higher degree of eating pathology reported more body dissatisfaction and higher levels of clinical depression. In addition they made more depressogenic attributions and became more depressed, anxious, and hostile following stressful false feedback.

Additional Information

Publication
Thesis
A Thesis Submitted to the University of North Carolina Wilmington in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Master of Arts
Language: English
Date: 2009
Keywords
College students--Health and hygiene, College students--Mental health, Eating disorders in women, Women college students--Psychology
Subjects
College students -- Mental health
College students -- Health and hygiene
Eating disorders in women
Women college students -- Psychology