Eating disorder and obsessive-compulsive symptoms in a sample of bulimic women

Perfectionism as a mediating factor

Rebecca A. Bernert, Kiara R Timpano, Carol B. Peterson, Scott J. Crow, Anna M. Bardone-Cone, Daniel Le Grange, Marjorie Klein, Ross D. Crosby, James E. Mitchell, Stephen A. Wonderlich, Thomas E. Joiner

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Abstract

The present study aimed to investigate whether perfectionism mediates the association between obsessive-compulsive (OC) and eating disorder (ED) symptoms. Analyses were conducted using data collected among a national sample of eating disordered women diagnosed with BN or a subclinical variant of BN (N= 204). Each participant completed a series of self-report inventories on perfectionism, as well as OC, ED, and depressive symptoms. Higher ED symptoms were significantly associated with greater levels of perfectionism (p< 01) and OC symptoms (p< 05). As hypothesized, perfectionism significantly mediated the relationship between ED and OC symptoms, controlling for depression. Findings indicate that perfectionism may be considered a shared etiological or phenomenological factor in ED and OC symptoms.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)231-235
Number of pages5
JournalPersonality and Individual Differences
Volume54
Issue number2
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StatePublished - Jan 1 2013

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Keywords

  • Bulimia nervosa
  • Obsessive-compulsive symptoms
  • Perfectionism

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  • Psychology(all)

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Eating disorder and obsessive-compulsive symptoms in a sample of bulimic women : Perfectionism as a mediating factor. / Bernert, Rebecca A.; Timpano, Kiara R; Peterson, Carol B.; Crow, Scott J.; Bardone-Cone, Anna M.; Le Grange, Daniel; Klein, Marjorie; Crosby, Ross D.; Mitchell, James E.; Wonderlich, Stephen A.; Joiner, Thomas E.

In: Personality and Individual Differences, Vol. 54, No. 2, 01.01.2013, p. 231-235.

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Bernert, RA, Timpano, KR, Peterson, CB, Crow, SJ, Bardone-Cone, AM, Le Grange, D, Klein, M, Crosby, RD, Mitchell, JE, Wonderlich, SA & Joiner, TE 2013, 'Eating disorder and obsessive-compulsive symptoms in a sample of bulimic women: Perfectionism as a mediating factor', Personality and Individual Differences, vol. 54, no. 2, pp. 231-235. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2012.08.042
Bernert, Rebecca A. ; Timpano, Kiara R ; Peterson, Carol B. ; Crow, Scott J. ; Bardone-Cone, Anna M. ; Le Grange, Daniel ; Klein, Marjorie ; Crosby, Ross D. ; Mitchell, James E. ; Wonderlich, Stephen A. ; Joiner, Thomas E. / Eating disorder and obsessive-compulsive symptoms in a sample of bulimic women : Perfectionism as a mediating factor. In: Personality and Individual Differences. 2013 ; Vol. 54, No. 2. pp. 231-235.
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