Current research indicates that college students report a significant degree of unhealthy eating behavior. Research has increasingly focused on emotional models as predictors of eating disorder symptoms. These studies have specifically focused on whether undergraduate students with binge eating behavior have fewer strategies to regulate their emotional experience. Research has not, however, examined whether these findings might be due to general deficits in coping apart from difficulties in managing emotions. The purpose of this project is to replicate and expand on prior work by examining the unique and overlapping nature of emotion regulation strategies and general coping strategies as predicting of binge-eating behavior in a non-clinical, college sample. Results suggest that the number of self-reported episodes of binge-eating behavior is significantly correlated to difficulties regulating emotions and use of positive and negative coping strategies.
|Advisor:||Bedics, Jamie D.|
|Commitee:||Twyford, Jennifer M., de Oca, Beatrice|
|School:||California Lutheran University|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||DAI-B 78/02(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Behavioral psychology, Clinical psychology|
|Keywords:||College students, Coping behavior, Dialectical behavioral therapy, Eating behavior, Eating disorders, Emotional regulation|
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