Relationship of social perceptions and self-concept in bulimia nervosa
Journal/Book: J Consult Clin Psychol. 1996; 64: 750 First St NE, Washington, DC 20002-4242. Amer Psychological Assoc. 1231-1237.
Abstract: Although numerous studies have examined the families of bulimic individuals, none have explicitly addressed how family factors relate to self-concept among patients with bulimia. This study used L. Benjamin's structural analysis of social behavior (1974) rating scales to assess how perceptions of parental relationships relate to self-concept. The results indicate that female patients with bulimia perceive both parents as hostilely disengaged. Furthermore, the self-concepts of patients with bulimia were significantly associated with perceptions of paternal attack/friendliness, which differentiated them from control participants. The results are discussed in terms of the possible relations between family factors and self-concept in bulimia.
Note: Article Wonderlich S, Univ N Dakota, Sch Med & Hlth Sci, Dept Neurosci, 1919 N Elm St, Fargo,ND 58102 USA
Keyword(s): EATING DISORDERS; STRUCTURAL-ANALYSIS; ADOLESCENT PSYCHOPATHOLOGY; FAMILIES; WOMEN; CHILD; ENVIRONMENT; BORDERLINE; BEHAVIOR; SUBTYPES