Master's Theses

Date of Award

Fall 1993

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Social Work

Advisor

Bill Daley

Abstract

The purpose of the research was to investigate students at risk of developing eating disorders. The sample consisted of 107 junior high and high school students. A total of five null hypotheses were tested. Seven independent variables were tested: 1) quality of family life, 2) image of mother, 3) image of self, 4) age, 5) family structure, 6) image of father, and 7) gender. The dependent variables were scores from the Setting Conditions for Anorexia Nervosa Scale from for following scales: Dissatisfaction, Perfectionism, and Total scores. A total of 57 comparisons and 48 recurring comparisons were made. Of the 57 comparisons 11 were statistically significant at the .05 level. Of the 11 statistically significant comparisons, 9 were for main effects. The results of the present study appeared to support the following generalizations: (1) An association between image of self and Dissatisfaction scores, (2) An association between image of self and Total scores, (3) An association between quality of family life and Dissatisfaction scores, (4) An association between image of mother and Dissatisfaction scores, (5) An association between age and Perfectionism scores, (6) An association between quality of family life and Total scores, (7) An association between family structure and Dissatisfaction scores, (8) An association between image of father and Dissatisfaction scores, (9) An association between image of father and Total scores, (10) An association among image of mother, image of self and Total scores, and (11) An association among image of mother, image of self, and Perfectionism scores.

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Copyright 1993 Denise M. Guy

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