Eating disorder symptoms: association with perfectionism traits in male adolescents

Document title: Eating disorder symptoms: association with perfectionism traits in male adolescents
Journal: Archives of clinical psychiatry
System number: 000380327
ISSN: 1806-938X
Authors: 1
Institutions: 1Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Nucleo de Educacao Fisica e Ciencias do Esporte, Vitoria de Santo Antao, Pernambuco. Brasil
2Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora, Instituto de Ciencias Humanas, Juiz de Fora, Minas Gerais. Brasil
3Universidade de Sao Paulo, Faculdade de Filosofia, Ciencias e Letras de Ribeirao Preto, Ribeirao Preto, Sao Paulo. Brasil
Volumen: 41
Number: 5
Pages: 117-120
Country: Brasil
Language: Inglés
Document type: Artículo
Approach: Analítico, descriptivo
English abstract Evidence indicates a relationship between perfectionism and eating disorder symptoms (EDS). However, there is no such empirical evidence in Brazilian scientific literature. Moreover, studies of EDS in the male sex are scarce. Objective To analyze a possible association between EDS and perfectionism traits in adolescent males. Methods Participants were 368 adolescents aged 12 to 15 years. We used the subscales of the Eating Attitudes Test (EAT-26) and the Multidimensional Perfectionism Scale to assess EDS and perfectionism traits, respectively. Results The results indicated a statistically significant association between the high perfectionism trait and EDS (X2 = 16.40; Wald = 15.92; p = 0.001). Moreover, the findings showed no difference in the scores of the Diet (F(1, 367) = 2.14; p = 0.23) or Concern for Food and Bulimia (F(1, 367) = 2.44; p = 0.19) subscales according to groups of perfectionism. However, we identified a higher score on the Oral Self-Control subscale of the EAT-26 in the group with high perfectionism trait than adolescents with a low perfectionism trait (F(1, 367) = 13.88; p = 0.02). Discussion: EDS were associated with perfectionism in adolescent males
Disciplines: Medicina
Keyword: Metabolismo y nutrición,
Trastornos de la alimentación,
Keyword: Medicine,
Metabolism and nutrition,
Eating disorders,
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