Trait Anxiety and Disordered Eating Behavior in College Women: An Evolutionary Analysis

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Title:
Trait Anxiety and Disordered Eating Behavior in College Women: An Evolutionary Analysis
Author:
Wadman-Goetsch, Aubrey
Issue Date:
May-2012
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
This study examined the causal influences and vulnerability to development of Disordered Eating Behavior from an evolutionary perspective. It tested the relationships between Trait Anxiety and Disordered Eating Behavior, both direct and mediated by other variables. It examined whether Trait Anxiety would increase vulnerability to the detrimental effects of Social Pressure and Eating Problems. 205 female undergraduate students completed a questionnaire measuring Life History Strategy, Executive Functioning, Emotional Intelligence, Trait Anxiety, Impulsivity, Social Pressure, Eating Problems, and Disordered Eating Behavior. Trait Anxiety was found to be a significant causal influence in the development of Disordered Eating Behavior, alongside other factors including Social Pressure, Eating Problems, Impulsivity, and Emotional Intelligence.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Degree Name:
B.S.
Degree Level:
bachelors
Degree Program:
Honors College; Psychology
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona

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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleTrait Anxiety and Disordered Eating Behavior in College Women: An Evolutionary Analysisen_US
dc.creatorWadman-Goetsch, Aubreyen_US
dc.contributor.authorWadman-Goetsch, Aubreyen_US
dc.date.issued2012-05-
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis study examined the causal influences and vulnerability to development of Disordered Eating Behavior from an evolutionary perspective. It tested the relationships between Trait Anxiety and Disordered Eating Behavior, both direct and mediated by other variables. It examined whether Trait Anxiety would increase vulnerability to the detrimental effects of Social Pressure and Eating Problems. 205 female undergraduate students completed a questionnaire measuring Life History Strategy, Executive Functioning, Emotional Intelligence, Trait Anxiety, Impulsivity, Social Pressure, Eating Problems, and Disordered Eating Behavior. Trait Anxiety was found to be a significant causal influence in the development of Disordered Eating Behavior, alongside other factors including Social Pressure, Eating Problems, Impulsivity, and Emotional Intelligence.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen_US
thesis.degree.nameB.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelbachelorsen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHonors Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplinePsychologyen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
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