Trompeter, N and Bussey, K and Hay, P and Griffiths, S and Murray, SB and Mond, J and Lonergan, A and Pike, KM and Mitchison, D, Fear of negative evaluation among eating disorders: Examining the association with weight/shape concerns in adolescence, International Journal of Eating Disorders, 52, (3) pp. 261-269. ISSN 0276-3478 (2019) [Refereed Article]
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Objective: Fear of negative evaluation has been proposed as a transdiagnostic factor associated with the development of eating disorders and has been shown to relate to disorders of body image, especially those with weight/shape concerns such as eating disorders and muscle dysmorphia. The current study aimed to investigate whether fear of negative evaluation was a transdiagnostic factor of disorders diagnostically characterized by weight/shape concerns. The study examined whether fear of negative evaluation was associated with higher odds for meeting criteria for an eating disorder and/or muscle dysmorphia, especially those disorders diagnostically characterized by weight/shape concerns.
Method: Data were used from a subgroup of the first wave of the EveryBODY study, a longitudinal investigation of eating disorders and body image concerns among Australian adolescents (N = 4,030). Participants completed measures on demographics, weight/shape concerns, disordered eating, psychological distress, muscularity concerns, and fear of negative evaluation.
Results: Findings revealed that fear of negative evaluation was associated with higher odds of meeting criteria for any eating disorder but significantly more so for those characterized by weight/shape concerns diagnostically, as well as binge-eating disorder. Similar results were found for muscle dysmorphia. Discussion: The findings suggest that fear of negative evaluation constitutes a transdiagnostic feature for developing and/or maintaining an eating disorder.
|Item Type:||Refereed Article|
|Keywords:||adolescence, eating disorders, fear of negative evaluation, muscle dysmorphia, weight and shape concerns|
|Research Division:||Health Sciences|
|Research Group:||Health services and systems|
|Research Field:||Mental health services|
|Objective Group:||Evaluation of health and support services|
|Objective Field:||Health education and promotion|
|UTAS Author:||Mond, J (Dr Jon Mond)|
|Web of Science® Times Cited:||9|
|Deposited By:||UTAS Centre for Rural Health|
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