Bulimia and binge-eating-disorder and their relationship to family characteristics, attachment, depression, and self-esteem.

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  • Author(s): Ferguson, Barbara Brennan. Seton Hall U., US
  • Source:
    Dissertation Abstracts International: Section B: The Sciences and Engineering, Vol 66(9-B), 2006. pp. 5084.
  • 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:
      0419-4217 (Print)
    • Keywords:
      bulimia, binge eating disorder, depression, self esteem, parental bonding, families, attachment
    • Abstract:
      This study explored the relationship among eating-disorder-subtypes (bulimia and binge-eating disorder), social-environmental characteristics of families, parental bonding, depression and self-esteem. Participants were females between the ages of 18-45 who were recruited from outpatient eating-disorder programs, private practitioners, and in the case of some Binge-Eating Disorder (BED) participants, from medical weight-loss programs. The comparison group was recruited from 2 New Jersey institutions of higher learning. All participants completed the following instruments: The Eating Disorder Inventory (Garner, 1991), the Binge Eating Scale (Spitzer, Devlin, Walsh, Hasin, Wing, Marcus, Stunkard et al., 1992), the Family Environment Scale (Moos & Moos, 1981), the Parental Bonding Instrument (Parker, Tupling, & Brown, 1979), the Beck Depression Inventory (Beck & Steer, 1996), and the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale (Rosenberg, 1965). Women with BED were more likely to be depressed and to report lower self-esteem than did normal controls. BED participants did not differ from the comparison group on attachment. However, they were more likely than the comparison group to describe their families as conflict-ridden, controlling, and not encouraging independence. Bulimics reported lower cohesion and expressiveness than the comparison group and BED group. On the attachment scales, bulimics reported low care, as well as low over-protection. BED participants and bulimics did no differ from each other on the depression variable, and both groups reported significantly more depression than did the comparison group. A continuum was noted for the self-esteem variable, with bulimics reporting the lowest self-esteem, followed by BED participants, and then the comparison group. Future researchers should consider methods other than the Parental Bonding Instrument to measure attachment. Additionally, future researchers might want to consider exploring the differences between obese women with BED and non-obese women with BED. Women with BED reported significant psychological issues and familial problems and might benefit from counseling that addressed their family dysfunction, depression and low self-esteem. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2016 APA, all rights reserved)
    • Dissertation Details:
      UMI Order Number: AAI3190182
    • Subject Terms:
    • PsycINFO Classification:
      Health & Mental Health Treatment & Prevention (3300)
    • Population:
      Human
      Female
    • Location:
      US
    • Age Group:
      Adulthood (18 yrs & older)
      Young Adulthood (18-29 yrs)
      Thirties (30-39 yrs)
      Middle Age (40-64 yrs)
    • Methodology:
      Empirical Study; Quantitative Study
    • Physical Description:
      Electronic
    • Publication Date:
      20060626
    • Accession Number:
      2006-99006-147
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      FERGUSON, B. B. Bulimia and binge-eating-disorder and their relationship to family characteristics, attachment, depression, and self-esteem. 2006. ProQuest Information & Learning, [s. l.], 2006. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=psyh&AN=2006-99006-147. Acesso em: 19 fev. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Ferguson BB. Bulimia and binge-eating-disorder and their relationship to family characteristics, attachment, depression, and self-esteem. Dissertation Abstracts International: Section B: The Sciences and Engineering. 2006;66(9-B):5084. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=psyh&AN=2006-99006-147. Accessed February 19, 2020.
    • APA:
      Ferguson, B. B. (2006). Bulimia and binge-eating-disorder and their relationship to family characteristics, attachment, depression, and self-esteem [ProQuest Information & Learning]. In Dissertation Abstracts International: Section B: The Sciences and Engineering (Vol. 66, Issue 9–B, p. 5084).
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Ferguson, Barbara Brennan. 2006. “Bulimia and Binge-Eating-Disorder and Their Relationship to Family Characteristics, Attachment, Depression, and Self-Esteem.” Dissertation Abstracts International: Section B: The Sciences and Engineering. ProQuest Information & Learning. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=psyh&AN=2006-99006-147.
    • Harvard:
      Ferguson, B. B. (2006) Bulimia and binge-eating-disorder and their relationship to family characteristics, attachment, depression, and self-esteem, Dissertation Abstracts International: Section B: The Sciences and Engineering. ProQuest Information & Learning. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=psyh&AN=2006-99006-147 (Accessed: 19 February 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Ferguson, BB 2006, ‘Bulimia and binge-eating-disorder and their relationship to family characteristics, attachment, depression, and self-esteem’, ProQuest Information & Learning, Dissertation Abstracts International: Section B: The Sciences and Engineering, vol. 66, no. 9–B, p. 5084, viewed 19 February 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Ferguson, Barbara Brennan. “Bulimia and Binge-Eating-Disorder and Their Relationship to Family Characteristics, Attachment, Depression, and Self-Esteem.” Dissertation Abstracts International: Section B: The Sciences and Engineering, vol. 66, no. 9–B, ProQuest Information & Learning, 2006, p. 5084. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=psyh&AN=2006-99006-147.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Ferguson, Barbara Brennan. “Bulimia and Binge-Eating-Disorder and Their Relationship to Family Characteristics, Attachment, Depression, and Self-Esteem.” Dissertation Abstracts International: Section B: The Sciences and Engineering. ProQuest Information & Learning, 2006. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=psyh&AN=2006-99006-147.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Ferguson BB. Bulimia and binge-eating-disorder and their relationship to family characteristics, attachment, depression, and self-esteem [Internet]. Vol. 66, Dissertation Abstracts International: Section B: The Sciences and Engineering. ProQuest Information & Learning; 2006 [cited 2020 Feb 19]. p. 5084. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=psyh&AN=2006-99006-147