Early and on-time puberty and the relationship to anorexia, bulimia, and obesity.

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  • Author(s): Davis, Emily Clifton. U Memphis, US
  • Source:
    Dissertation Abstracts International Section A: Humanities and Social Sciences, Vol 55(11-A), May, 1995. pp. 3414.
  • Publisher:
    US : ProQuest Information & Learning
  • Language:
    English
  • Document Type:
    Dissertation
  • Publication Type:
    Dissertation Abstract
  • Additional Information
    • Physical Description:
      1
    • Other Journal Titles:
      Dissertation Abstracts International
    • ISSN:
      0419-4209 (Print)
    • Keywords:
      menarche & anorexia & bulimia & obesity, 14–17 yr old females
    • Abstract:
      The major purpose of this study was to determine whether the characteristics of early and on-time puberty would be related to adolescent females' different dispositions toward problem eating behaviors, as measured by the Eating Disorder Inventory-2 (EDI-2). This study was primarily directed toward examining the role of normal 'early' menarche in the evolution of maladaptive psychological traits which might lead to eating problems. The research sample consisted of a self-selected, non-clinical group of 284 females, age 14 to 17. The females completed the EDI-2 and a menstrual history questionnaire, which requested information concerning weight and height during childhood, and about being teased about weight prior to menarche. Data concerning age, weight and height, and age-at-menarche were obtained from each female, along with tricep and suprailiac skinfold measurements. Body-mass indices were computed using the Quetelet formula. Using backward stepwise logistic regression analyses, it was found that age-at-menarche was not associated with disordered scores on any construct. A report of being teased a lot about weight prior to menarche was associated with disordered scores for Ineffectiveness, Impulse Regulation, and Social Insecurity. Current weight was associated with disordered scores for Drive for Thinness, Body Dissatisfaction, and Interpersonal Distrust. The female's body-mass was associated with disordered scores for Asceticism. A small amount of teasing was inversely significant for Ineffectiveness, and, height was inversely significant for Interpersonal Distrust. Within this sample of females, the experience of early menarche was not a significant factor in developing extreme dissatisfaction with body size and problem eating behaviors during adolescence. Rather, it was a mental preoccupation with current body size and weight, along with teasing about body weight from peers, which provided the basis for serious dissatisfaction with body size and problem eat (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2016 APA, all rights reserved)
    • Dissertation Details:
      UMI Order Number: AAM9506753
    • Subject Terms:
    • PsycINFO Classification:
      Developmental Psychology (2800)
    • Population:
      Human
      Female
    • Age Group:
      Adolescence (13-17 yrs)
    • Methodology:
      Empirical Study
    • Physical Description:
      Electronic
    • Publication Date:
      19950101
    • Accession Number:
      1995-95010-032
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      DAVIS, E. C. Early and on-time puberty and the relationship to anorexia, bulimia, and obesity. 1995. ProQuest Information & Learning, [s. l.], 1995. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=psyh&AN=1995-95010-032. Acesso em: 28 fev. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Davis EC. Early and on-time puberty and the relationship to anorexia, bulimia, and obesity. Dissertation Abstracts International Section A: Humanities and Social Sciences. 1995;55(11-A):3414. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=psyh&AN=1995-95010-032. Accessed February 28, 2020.
    • APA:
      Davis, E. C. (1995). Early and on-time puberty and the relationship to anorexia, bulimia, and obesity [ProQuest Information & Learning]. In Dissertation Abstracts International Section A: Humanities and Social Sciences (Vol. 55, Issue 11–A, p. 3414).
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Davis, Emily Clifton. 1995. “Early and On-Time Puberty and the Relationship to Anorexia, Bulimia, and Obesity.” Dissertation Abstracts International Section A: Humanities and Social Sciences. ProQuest Information & Learning. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=psyh&AN=1995-95010-032.
    • Harvard:
      Davis, E. C. (1995) Early and on-time puberty and the relationship to anorexia, bulimia, and obesity, Dissertation Abstracts International Section A: Humanities and Social Sciences. ProQuest Information & Learning. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=psyh&AN=1995-95010-032 (Accessed: 28 February 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Davis, EC 1995, ‘Early and on-time puberty and the relationship to anorexia, bulimia, and obesity’, ProQuest Information & Learning, Dissertation Abstracts International Section A: Humanities and Social Sciences, vol. 55, no. 11–A, p. 3414, viewed 28 February 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Davis, Emily Clifton. “Early and On-Time Puberty and the Relationship to Anorexia, Bulimia, and Obesity.” Dissertation Abstracts International Section A: Humanities and Social Sciences, vol. 55, no. 11–A, ProQuest Information & Learning, May 1995, p. 3414. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=psyh&AN=1995-95010-032.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Davis, Emily Clifton. “Early and On-Time Puberty and the Relationship to Anorexia, Bulimia, and Obesity.” Dissertation Abstracts International Section A: Humanities and Social Sciences. ProQuest Information & Learning, 1995. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=psyh&AN=1995-95010-032.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Davis EC. Early and on-time puberty and the relationship to anorexia, bulimia, and obesity [Internet]. Vol. 55, Dissertation Abstracts International Section A: Humanities and Social Sciences. ProQuest Information & Learning; 1995 [cited 2020 Feb 28]. p. 3414. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=psyh&AN=1995-95010-032