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Journal:   JENTASHAPIR JOURNAL OF HEALTH RESEARCH (JENTASHAPIR)   FEBRUARY 2016 , Volume 7 , Number 1; Page(s) 1 To 7.
 
Paper: 

THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SYMPTOMS OF EATING DISORDERS AND WORRY ABOUT BODY IMAGE, ATTACHMENT STYLES, AND COGNITIVE EMOTION REGULATION STRATEGIES AMONG STUDENTS OF AHVAZ JUNDISHAPUR UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES

 
DOI: 

10.17795/jjhr-27080

 
Author(s):  DAVODI IRAN, FIROOZI ALI ASGHAR*, ZARGAR YADOLLAH
 
* FACULTY OF EDUCATION SCIENCES AND PSYCHOLOGY, SHAHID CHAMRAN UNIVERSITY OF AHVAZ, AHVAZ, IR IRAN
 
Abstract: 

Background: There are different assumptions about the factors responsible for the genesis and maintenance of eating disorders. Each of the two main types of eating disorders results from a complex interaction of emotional and psychological factors.
Objectives: The purpose of the current research was to study the relationship between symptoms of eating disorders and worry about body image, attachment styles, and cognitive emotion regulation strategies, among a sample of students at Ahvaz Jundishapur University.
Materials and Methods: The study sample consisted of students of Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, 2011 - 2012. The research participants were selected with use of multistage random sample from various colleges. Our research tools were the eating attitudes questionnaire (EAT-26), the Worry about body image questionnaire, the attachment styles questionnaire, and a questionnaire on cognitive emotion regulation strategies. Pearson correlation and stepwise regression methods, with inter and stepwise methods, were used during data analysis.
Results: The results of this research indicated that worry about body image, an avoidant attachment style, negative cognitive emotion regulation strategies, and secure attachment style in regression equation remained significant (P<0.0001). Results also showed that worry about body image, an anxious attachment style, an avoidant attachment style, and negative cognitive emotion regulation strategies were significant in the regression equation, predicting 19% of the variance in the eating disorder symptoms.
Conclusions: Concerns about body image, an avoidant attachment style, and cognitive strategies to regulate negative emotions were the strongest predictors for eating disorder symptoms. Based on current research findings, an avoidance attachment style, concerns about body image, and negative emotion regulation cognitive strategies increase eating disorder symptoms in students. Because attachment styles correlate with eating disorders, we recommend promoting parenting practices with efficacy training, and that counselors and psychologists use psychotherapy packages based on positive attitudes towards body image and cognitive emotion regulation strategies, to gain better therapeutic and educational outcomes.

 
Keyword(s): WORRY ABOUT BODY IMAGE, ATTACHMENT STYLES, COGNITIVE EMOTION REGULATION STRATEGIES, SYMPTOMS OF EATING DISORDERS
 
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