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dc.contributor.advisorFields, Sherecce A
dc.creatorLange, Krista Leigh
dc.date.accessioned2014-05-13T17:24:34Z
dc.date.available2015-12-01T06:31:17Z
dc.date.created2013-12
dc.date.issued2013-11-27
dc.date.submittedDecember 2013
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/151803
dc.description.abstractThe current study sought to expand upon existing literature by examining the potential moderation of impulsivity in the relationship of body dissatisfaction and disordered eating among adolescent males and females. Participants completed behavioral and self-report measures of impulsivity, body dissatisfaction, and disordered eating behaviors. Results revealed gender differences in the moderation of behavioral impulsivity on eating behaviors. When examining males and females together, no significant moderation was found. Among females, impulsivity significantly moderated the relationship between body dissatisfaction and scores on the Eating Concern Scale (β=.234, t(53)=2.072, p=.043). However, there were several significant findings for male participants. Impulsivity significantly moderated the relationship between body dissatisfaction and Restraint (β=-.378, t(50)=-2.681, p=.010), Shape Concern (β=-.299, t(50)=-2.189, p=.035), Global Scale (β=-.284, t(50)=-2.056, p=.045), and Days of Loss of Control while Binging (β=.418, t(50)=2.904, p=.006). The self-report measures of impulsivity revealed significant (p<.05) moderation of impulsivity for males and females in the relationship of body dissatisfaction and scores on the Shape Concern, Weight Concern, and Global scales. Clinical implications and the importance of impulsivity in addressing eating concerns among adolescents are discussed.en
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dc.subjectImpulsivityen
dc.subjectDisordered Eatingen
dc.subjectAdolescenceen
dc.titleThe Role of Impulsivity in the Relationship of Body Dissatisfaction and Disordered Eatingen
dc.typeThesisen
thesis.degree.departmentPsychologyen
thesis.degree.disciplinePsychologyen
thesis.degree.grantorTexas A & M Universityen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen
thesis.degree.levelMastersen
dc.contributor.committeeMemberMiner, Kathi
dc.contributor.committeeMemberKubena, Karen
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dc.date.updated2014-05-13T17:24:34Z
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