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Role of Psychological Well-Being in Eating Disorder Recovery

Title: The Role of Psychological Well-Being in Eating Disorder Recovery.
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Name(s): Romano, Kelly, author
Ebener, Deborah J., professor directing thesis
Swanbrow Becker, Martin Alan, committee member
Dong, Shengli, committee member
Florida State University, degree granting institution
College of Education, degree granting college
Department of Educational Psychology and Learning Systems , degree granting department
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Master Thesis
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2017
Publisher: Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource (74 pages)
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Background. While a large body of research has examined eating disorders (EDs) from a pathological perspective, little is known about factors that facilitate the recovery process. Objective. The purpose of the current study is to determine whether six dimensions of psychological well-being (PWB) predict disparate aspects of recovery. Methods. Participants (N = 132; 93.2% female; µBMI = 23.91) with self-reported ED histories completed an online survey. Logistic regression analyses were used to determine whether Ryff's (1989) six dimensions of PWB—autonomy, environmental mastery, positive relations with others, purpose in life, personal growth, and self-acceptance—alongside the ED subtypes participants had been diagnosed with throughout their lives, predict the following three aspects of recovery: 1) whether one subjectively classifies oneself as being fully recovered; 2) whether one meets objective criteria for full or partial recovery; 3) whether one's subjective perception of one's recovery status aligns with one's objective classification. Results. Evidence of multicollinearity prevented the incorporation of all six dimensions of PWB in the regression analyses, apart from self-acceptance and autonomy. Higher levels of self-acceptance were associated with an increased likelihood that participants: 1) subjectively believed that they were fully recovered; 2) met objective criteria for full or partial recovery. Lower levels of self-acceptance were associated with higher odds of accurately perceiving oneself to have an active ED. Conclusions. Self-acceptance upholds a pervasive impact on the recovery process. The necessity of targeting this construct in ED treatment is discussed.
Identifier: FSU_2017SP_Romano_fsu_0071N_13690 (IID)
Submitted Note: A Thesis submitted to the Department of Educational Psychology and Learning Systems in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science.
Degree Awarded: Spring Semester 2017.
Date of Defense: February 23, 2017.
Keywords: Eating Disorders, Perception, Psychological Well-Being, Psychotherapy, Recovery, Self-Acceptance
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Advisory Committee: Deborah Ebener, Professor Directing Thesis; Martin A. Swanbrow Becker, Committee Member; Shengli Dong, Committee Member.
Subject(s): Educational psychology
Counseling psychology
Psychology
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_2017SP_Romano_fsu_0071N_13690
Owner Institution: FSU

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Romano, K. (2017). The Role of Psychological Well-Being in Eating Disorder Recovery. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_2017SP_Romano_fsu_0071N_13690