The prevalence of eating disorders and their relationship to sexual abuse among college women

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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/278234
Title:
The prevalence of eating disorders and their relationship to sexual abuse among college women
Author:
Nebel, Melanie Anne, 1967-
Issue Date:
1992
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 examines the relationship of sexual abuse and eating disorders (anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa) in a non-clinical population. Questionnaires were completed by 553 women belonging to 13 sororities at a large southwestern state university and were evaluated with respect to the prevalence of eating disorders and their relationship to sexual abuse. The Bulimia Test (BULIT), Eating Disorders Inventory-2 (EDI-2), and questions from the Women's Life Experiences Longitudinal Interview were used. Women who report severe abuse were found to score significantly higher on the BULIT than those not reporting such abuse. X²(1) = 5.54, p =.019. Women reporting severe abuse also scored higher on the Center for Epidemiological Studies-Depression (CES-D) and questions related to alcohol consumption.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Women's Studies.; Education, Guidance and Counseling.; Psychology, Clinical.; Sociology, Social Structure and Development.
Degree Name:
M.A.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Shoham, Varda

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleThe prevalence of eating disorders and their relationship to sexual abuse among college womenen_US
dc.creatorNebel, Melanie Anne, 1967-en_US
dc.contributor.authorNebel, Melanie Anne, 1967-en_US
dc.date.issued1992en_US
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 examines the relationship of sexual abuse and eating disorders (anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa) in a non-clinical population. Questionnaires were completed by 553 women belonging to 13 sororities at a large southwestern state university and were evaluated with respect to the prevalence of eating disorders and their relationship to sexual abuse. The Bulimia Test (BULIT), Eating Disorders Inventory-2 (EDI-2), and questions from the Women's Life Experiences Longitudinal Interview were used. Women who report severe abuse were found to score significantly higher on the BULIT than those not reporting such abuse. X²(1) = 5.54, p =.019. Women reporting severe abuse also scored higher on the Center for Epidemiological Studies-Depression (CES-D) and questions related to alcohol consumption.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectWomen's Studies.en_US
dc.subjectEducation, Guidance and Counseling.en_US
dc.subjectPsychology, Clinical.en_US
dc.subjectSociology, Social Structure and Development.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.A.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorShoham, Vardaen_US
dc.identifier.proquest1351312en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b26868313en_US
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