Master of Arts (MA)
Semester of Degree Completion
Wesley D. Allan
Bulimia nervosa (BN) symptoms involve binge eating, compensatory behaviors, and preoccupation with food and body image. A wealth of research has linked factors such as impulsivity and obsessive-compulsive behaviors to BN. In contrast, social appearance anxiety has not been frequently studied, as it is a new concept, especially as it relates to BN symptoms. This study will examine the links of BN symptoms to social appearance anxiety, impulsivity, and obsessive-compulsive behaviors. Specifically, it was predicted that social appearance anxiety, impulsivity, and obsessive-compulsive behaviors will positively predict symptoms of BN. The main model in this study found that social appearance anxiety predicts symptoms of BN over and above impulsivity and obsessive-compulsive behaviors.
Zdanowicz, Paulina A., "Predictors of Bulimia Nervosa Symptoms" (2018). Masters Theses. 3915.