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Examining the Influence of Sensitivity to Punishment on Shame and Eating Disorder Symptomatology

Title: Examining the Influence of Sensitivity to Punishment on Shame and Eating Disorder Symptomatology.
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Name(s): Brockdorf, Alexandra N., author
Kennedy, Grace A., author
Keel, Pamela K., author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Date Issued: 2017-4-10
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Increased sensitivity to punishment (SP) has been found across eating disorders (ED) and has been linked to shame. Shame has been positively correlated with ED. Currently, no study has examined possible explanations for these relationships or the link between SP and shame in relation to eating pathology. Therefore, this study is investigating associations between SP, shame, and ED by testing two mediation models. In the first model, shame is proposed to be mediating the relationship between SP and ED. In the second model, eating pathology is proposed to be mediating the relationship between SP and shame. 96 female undergraduate students completed questionnaires. Results indicated shame fully mediated the relationship between SP and ED. ED did not mediate the relationship between SP and shame. These findings support the first model in which SP may contribute to increased shame which contributes to increased eating pathology. Therefore, it may be valuable to develop prevention approaches targeting shame in order to reduce risk for ED development. In contrast, the link between SP and shame was not mediated by eating pathology, suggesting that those who are high in SP experience greater shame and that interventions for eating disorders would not impact this association.
Identifier: FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1491960417 (IID)
Keywords: Psychology, Eating disorders, Shame, Punishment
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1491960417
Owner Institution: FSU

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Brockdorf, A. N., Kennedy, G. A., & Keel, P. K. (2017). Examining the Influence of Sensitivity to Punishment on Shame and Eating Disorder Symptomatology. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1491960417