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dc.contributor.authorWade, Tracey Diane
dc.contributor.authorTiggemann, Marika
dc.date.accessioned2013-03-07T03:26:33Z
dc.date.available2013-03-07T03:26:33Z
dc.date.issued2013-01-22
dc.identifier.citationWade, T.D. and Tiggemann, M., 2013. The role of perfectionism in body dissatisfaction. Journal of Eating Disorders, 1:2.en
dc.identifier.issn2050-2974
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2328/26643
dc.identifier.urihttp://www.jeatdisord.com/content/1/1/2#ack
dc.description.abstractBody dissatisfaction is a robust risk factor for disordered eating and is thought to be especially problematic in the presence of high levels of perfectionism. The aim of the current study was to investigate what types of perfectionism were associated with body dissatisfaction. Participants were 1083 women aged 28 to 40 years, with a mean age of 35 years (SD=2.11). Self-reports on perfectionism (using the Frost Multidimensional Perfectionism Scale), weight, height, desired weight, and current and ideal figural stimuli were analysed for the current study. Two measures of body dissatisfaction were utilised: discrepancy between the current and desired weight, and discrepancy between the current and ideal figural stimuli. Results: Linear regressions controlling for current body mass index (BMI)/current silhouette examined the relationship between desired BMI/silhouette and simultaneous entry of the 6 sub-scales of the perfectionism measure. A lower desired BMI was associated with higher levels of Concern over Mistakes and Organisation, and a smaller ideal silhouette was associated with higher levels of Concern over Mistakes and Doubt about Actions and Organisation. Conclusions: These findings confirm the pertinence of different dimensions of perfectionism to body dissatisfaction, and suggest avenues to explore in terms of universal prevention work.en
dc.description.sponsorshipGrant 160009 from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) supported this work. The authors would like to thank the twins for their participation in this research, and Ms Jacqueline Bergin for coordinating the data collection. Administrative support for data collection was received from the Australian Twin Registry that is supported by an Enabling Grant (ID 310667) from the NHMRC administered by the University of Melbourne. Publication costs of this research were supported by the National Eating Disorders Collaboration.en
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherBioMed Central Ltd.en
dc.relationhttp://purl.org/au-research/grants/nhmrc/160009en
dc.relationhttp://purl.org/au-research/grants/nhmrc/310667en
dc.subjectMental healthen
dc.subjectEating disordersen
dc.subjectBody Imageen
dc.subjectRisk factorsen
dc.titleThe role of perfectionism in body dissatisfactionen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.relation.grantnumberNHMRC/160009
dc.relation.grantnumberNHMRC/310667
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1186/2050-2974-1-2en
local.contributor.authorOrcidLookupTiggemann, Marika: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9729-5543en_US


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