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Self-Perceived Social Skills Deficits and Negative Life Events Interact to Predict the Onset of Bulimia Nervosa and Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified

Title: Self-Perceived Social Skills Deficits and Negative Life Events Interact to Predict the Onset of Bulimia Nervosa and Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified.
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Name(s): Gordon, Kathryn H., author
Joiner, Thomas, professor directing thesis
Loney, Bryan, committee member
Kelley, Colleen, 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: Previous research has established a link between social skill impairment and eating disorders. The current study sought to test the hypothesis that an interaction between self-perceived social skills deficits and negative life events would predict the onset of bulimia nervosa or an eating disorder not otherwise specified. This hypothesis was tested in a large community-based sample of 904 adolescent girls who were assessed for baseline psychopathology and perceived social skills deficits. One year later, 810 participants returned for a second assessment, which included information about psychopathology and negative life events occurrence during the year-long interval. The results were consistent with the hypothesis, such that perceived social skills deficits interacted with negative life events to predict the onset of bulimia nervosa or an eating disorder not otherwise specified. Theoretical and clinical implications are discussed.
Identifier: FSU_migr_etd-4127 (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: Summer Semester, 2004.
Date of Defense: June 9, 2004.
Keywords: Social Skills, Eating Disorders, Bulimia Nervosa
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Advisory Committee: Thomas Joiner, Professor Directing Thesis; Bryan Loney, Committee Member; Colleen Kelley, Committee Member.
Subject(s): Psychology
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_etd-4127
Owner Institution: FSU

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Gordon, K. H. (2004). Self-Perceived Social Skills Deficits and Negative Life Events Interact to Predict the Onset of Bulimia Nervosa and Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_etd-4127