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Test of an Interactive Model of Bulimic Symptomatology in Middle Aged Women

Title: A Test of an Interactive Model of Bulimic Symptomatology in Middle Aged Women.
Name(s): Denoma, Jillian M., author
Joiner, Thomas E., Jr., professor directing thesis
Plant, E. Ashby, committee member
Kistner, Janet, committee member
Department of Psychology, degree granting department
Florida State University, degree granting institution
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2004
Publisher: Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: An interactive model of bulimic symptom development, first suggested by Vohs et al. (1999), was tested in middle-aged women (mean age = 45.19). The hypothesis that women high in perfectionism, low in self-esteem, and who perceive themselves as overweight would be the most likely to experience an increase in bulimic symptoms was examined in a longitudinal design over 2.5 years. Results supported the model with regard to maintenance and exacerbation, but not onset, of bulimic symptoms. Furthermore, the interactive model was tested to see if it showed specificity to bulimic, versus depressive or anxious, symptoms. Some support for the model's specificity to bulimic symptoms was observed; however, the increase of anxious symptoms was also observed. Clinical and theoretical implications are discussed.
Identifier: FSU_migr_etd-0070 (IID)
Submitted Note: A Thesis submitted to the Department of Psychology in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science.
Degree Awarded: Degree Awarded: Spring Semester, 2004.
Date of Defense: Date of Defense: March 16, 2004.
Keywords: Eating Disorders, Bulimia
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Advisory committee: Thomas E. Joiner, Jr., Professor Directing Thesis; E. Ashby Plant, Committee Member; Janet Kistner, Committee Member.
Subject(s): Psychology
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Owner Institution: FSU

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