Master's Theses

Department

Psychology

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Abstract

The purpose of the research was to investigate students at risk of developing eating disorders. The sample consisted of 192 junior high and high school students. A total of five null hypotheses was tested. Seven independent variables were tested: 1) family structure, 2) quality of family life, 3) age, 4) gender, 5) Image of mother, 6) Image of father, 7) Image of self. The dependent variables were scores measured by the Setting Conditions for Anorexia Nervosa Scale from the following scales: General Dissatisfaction with Life, Perfectionism, and Total Scores. A total of 66 comparisons and 39 recurring comparisons were made. Of the 66 comparisons 15 were statistically significant at the .05 level. Of the 15 statistically significant comparisons 10 were for main effects. The results of the present study appeared to support the following generalizations: (1) an association among quality of family life, image of mother, age, and perfectionism scores, (2) an association among Image of self, age, and perfectionism scores, (3) an association among quality of family life, age, and perfectionism scores, (4) an association among quality of family life, Image of self, age, and perfectionism scores, (5) an association among family structure, gender, and perfectionism scores , (6) an association between quality of family life and dissatisfaction scores, (7) an association between quality of family life and total scores. (8) An association between image of self and dissatisfaction scores, (9) an association between image of self and total scores. (10) An association between image of father and dissatisfaction scores. (11) An association between gender and dissatisfaction scores, (12) an association between gender and perfectionism scores, (13) an association between Image of father and total scores, (14) and an association between gender and total scores.

Advisor

Bill Daley

Date of Award

Summer 1990

Document Type

Thesis - campus only access

Rights

© 1990 Sherri D. Wineland-Matlock

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