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The effects of body experience and mindfulness on body-image disturbance and eating disorders.

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  • Author(s): Bruha, Jennifer. Inst Transpersonal Psychology, US
  • Source:
    Dissertation Abstracts International: Section B: The Sciences and Engineering, Vol 71(6-B), 2010. pp. 3929.
  • 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)
    • ISBN:
      978-1-124-02519-3
    • Keywords:
      body experience, mindfulness, body-image disturbance, eating disorders
    • Abstract:
      Body-image disturbance, characterized by negative body-image and low body consciousness, is a core feature of anorexia and bulimia, both of which are affecting more females at increasingly younger ages. It was hypothesized that individuals who score low on measures of body experience and mindfulness will have more symptoms of body-image disturbance and eating disorders, with lower overall well-being and life satisfaction. Inversely, it was hypothesized that individuals who scored high on measures of body experience and mindfulness were more likely to have fewer symptoms of body-image disturbance and eating disorders and greater overall well-being and life satisfaction. Participants were 128 adult females, with and without anorexia and with higher versus lower-symptomology bulimia, who completed 8 surveys on a Web site. A one-way Analysis of Variance was calculated, demonstrating that individuals with anorexia and higher-symptomology bulimia scored significantly higher in tests measuring body-image disturbance and significantly lower in tests measuring body experience and mindfulness, with more negative thinking and lower overall life-satisfaction, when compared to individuals without anorexia and higher-symptomology bulimia, respectively. Additionally, positive moderate correlations were found indicating similarities between individuals with anorexia and higher-symptomology bulimia and between individuals without anorexia and lower-symptomology bulimia. Therefore, individuals with anorexia and more severe bulimia appear not to practice mindfulness, possibly because they equate being mindful with 'feeling fat.' This may be attributed to lack of learning, cognitive impairments, or willful choice, which are explored. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2016 APA, all rights reserved)
    • Dissertation Details:
      UMI Order Number: AAI3404902
      OpenURL: http://gateway.proquest.com/openurl?url_ver=Z39.88-2004&rft_val_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:dissertation&res_dat=xri:pqdiss&rft_dat=xri:pqdiss:3404902
    • Subject Terms:
    • PsycINFO Classification:
      General Psychology (2100)
    • Population:
      Human
      Female
    • Age Group:
      Adulthood (18 yrs & older)
    • Methodology:
      Empirical Study; Quantitative Study
    • Physical Description:
      Electronic
    • Publication Date:
      20110221
    • Accession Number:
      2010-99240-351
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      BRUHA, J. The effects of body experience and mindfulness on body-image disturbance and eating disorders. 2010. ProQuest Information & Learning, [s. l.], 2010. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=psyh&AN=2010-99240-351. Acesso em: 2 jul. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Bruha J. The effects of body experience and mindfulness on body-image disturbance and eating disorders. Dissertation Abstracts International: Section B: The Sciences and Engineering. 2010;71(6-B):3929. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=psyh&AN=2010-99240-351. Accessed July 2, 2020.
    • AMA11:
      Bruha J. The effects of body experience and mindfulness on body-image disturbance and eating disorders. Dissertation Abstracts International: Section B: The Sciences and Engineering. 2010;71(6-B):3929. Accessed July 2, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=psyh&AN=2010-99240-351
    • APA:
      Bruha, J. (2010). The effects of body experience and mindfulness on body-image disturbance and eating disorders [ProQuest Information & Learning]. In Dissertation Abstracts International: Section B: The Sciences and Engineering (Vol. 71, Issue 6–B, p. 3929).
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Bruha, Jennifer. 2010. “The Effects of Body Experience and Mindfulness on Body-Image Disturbance and Eating Disorders.” 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=2010-99240-351.
    • Harvard:
      Bruha, J. (2010) The effects of body experience and mindfulness on body-image disturbance and eating disorders, 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=2010-99240-351 (Accessed: 2 July 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Bruha, J 2010, ‘The effects of body experience and mindfulness on body-image disturbance and eating disorders’, ProQuest Information & Learning, Dissertation Abstracts International: Section B: The Sciences and Engineering, vol. 71, no. 6–B, p. 3929, viewed 2 July 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Bruha, Jennifer. “The Effects of Body Experience and Mindfulness on Body-Image Disturbance and Eating Disorders.” Dissertation Abstracts International: Section B: The Sciences and Engineering, vol. 71, no. 6–B, ProQuest Information & Learning, 2010, p. 3929. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=psyh&AN=2010-99240-351.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Bruha, Jennifer. “The Effects of Body Experience and Mindfulness on Body-Image Disturbance and Eating Disorders.” Dissertation Abstracts International: Section B: The Sciences and Engineering. ProQuest Information & Learning, 2010. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=psyh&AN=2010-99240-351.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Bruha J. The effects of body experience and mindfulness on body-image disturbance and eating disorders [Internet]. Vol. 71, Dissertation Abstracts International: Section B: The Sciences and Engineering. ProQuest Information & Learning; 2010 [cited 2020 Jul 2]. p. 3929. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=psyh&AN=2010-99240-351