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Body image flexibility mediates the effect of body image-related victimization experiences and shame on binge eating and weight

Duarte, Cristiana ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6566-273X and Pinto-Gouveia, José (2016) Body image flexibility mediates the effect of body image-related victimization experiences and shame on binge eating and weight. Eating Behaviors, 23. pp. 13-18.

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Abstract

Objectives
The current study examined a path model testing the indirect effect of negative body-image related memories of being teased and bullied in childhood and adolescence on binge eating severity symptoms, via its effect on current body image shame and body image flexibility.

Methods
Participants were 853 Portuguese women from the general community who completed a set of self-report measures of body image-related bullying and teasing experiences in childhood and adolescence, current body image shame, body image flexibility, binge eating symptoms, body mass index (BMI) and depressive symptoms.

Results
The path model accounted for 40% of the variance of binge eating symptoms and 14% of the variance of BMI, and revealed a very good fit. Findings corroborated the plausibility of the hypothesized associations suggesting that negative body image-related memories and emotional experiences are significantly associated with binge eating symptoms and BMI, and that body image flexibility is a significant mediator of these associations. The examined relationships were preserved after controlling for the effect of depressive symptoms.

Conclusions
The current study's findings contribute to clarify the role that body image-related memories and emotional experiences may play on individuals' difficulties in regulating eating behaviour and weight, and provides preliminary support for the potential effect of body image flexibility as a self-regulatory process that operates in these associations.

Item Type: Article
Status: Published
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eatbeh.2016.07.005
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
School/Department: School of Education, Language and Psychology
URI: http://ray.yorksj.ac.uk/id/eprint/5697

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