Attachment Style and the Predisposition to Eating Disorders in Adolescence

European Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies

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Title Attachment Style and the Predisposition to Eating Disorders in Adolescence
 
Creator Manaj, Semiramida
 
Description This study arouses from my personal interest to understand more about the attachment styles processes of the teenage girls and the predisposition to develop an eating disorder. Eating disorders in adolescence are being widely noted in the albanian society. Individuals affected more often by eating disorders are women, mostly girls in late adolescence and early adulthood age. The purpose of this study was to focus on exploring the relationship between the tendency to develop an eating disorder and attachment style of teenage girls 15-18 years old. In this study participated 287 teenage girls. They completed two measure instruments: Multidimensional eating disorder Inventory-Garner, Olmstead - Polivy (1983) which measured respectively eating disorders symptoms and Batholomew’s Attachment Style Inventory (1991) which measured the attachment styles of the teenage girls. The hypothesis of the current study was that there was a significant link between unhealthy attachment styles (unsecure, avoidant, disorganized) and the tendecy to develop an eating disorder at teenage girls 15-18 years old. The result in the end of th study was that there is a statistically important relationship between the tendency to develop an eating disorder and unhealthy attachment styles (unsecure, avoidant, disorganized). The study showed that the correlation between unhealthy attachment styles and tendency to develop an eating disorder was significant. Teenage girls with unhealthy attachment styles showed more symptoms of eating disorders, they were in border to develop an eating disorders or they already had one.
 
Publisher EUSER
 
Date 2016-12-01
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
Peer-reviewed Article
 
Identifier http://journals.euser.org/index.php/ejis/article/view/1269
10.26417/ejis.v2i4.p112-120
 
Source European Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies; Vol 2 No 4 (2016): September-December 2016; 112-120
2411-4138
2411-958X
 
Language eng
 
Relation http://journals.euser.org/index.php/ejis/article/view/1269/1258
 

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