The relationship between cognitive-behavioral avoidance coping styles with eating disorder among university students

bassak nezhad, soodabeh and Hooman, Farzaneh and Ghasemi-Nejad, Mohammad-Ali (2012) The relationship between cognitive-behavioral avoidance coping styles with eating disorder among university students. Journal of Fundamentals of Mental Health, 14 (56). pp. 85-287.

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Abstract

This research was designed to assess the relationship between cognitive-behavioral avoidance coping style and eating disorder among university students.                         Materials and Methods: In this descriptive- correlation study 200 students were randomly selected from various faculties of Shahid Chamran University in Ahwaz city. Cognitive-behavioral avoidance coping style and eating disorders were assessed by Cognitive-Behavioral Avoidance Scale (CBAS) and The Eating Attitudes Test (EAT), respectively. Pearson correlation and stepwise multiple regression analysis tests were used to analyze data (P<0.05).  Results: There was a significant correlation between the general mean of cognitive-behavioral avoidance coping style and eating disorders (with 3 subscales dieting (P<0.05), bulimia (P<0.01) and oral control (P<0.05)). Also, there were significant correlation between behavioral avoidance coping style and bulimia but social-cognitive avoidance coping style were positively correlates with general eating disorders (P<0.05) and oral control and bulimia (P<0.01) but there were not significant correlation with dieting subscale. Multiple regression analysis showed that behavioral social avoidance coping style is the best predictor of eating disorders. This coping style can explain 0.07 percentage of dieting, 13 percentage of oral control and 22 percentage of bulimia.  Conclusion: People who suffer from eating disorders, use some kind of avoidance coping strategies to reduce psychological stress and eating disorder may be one kind of coping with life problems. Behavioral-social avoidance coping is a best predictor of eating disorder. Â

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WM Psychiatry
Divisions: Journals > Journal of Fundamentals of Mental Health
Depositing User: jfmh jfmh
Date Deposited: 25 Sep 2017 19:14
Last Modified: 25 Sep 2017 19:14
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/4468

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