Parental bonding and bulimic psychopathology: The mediating role of mistrust/abuse beliefs
Article first published online: 25 FEB 2004
Copyright © 2004 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
International Journal of Eating Disorders
Volume 35, Issue 2, pages 229–233, March 2004
How to Cite
Meyer, C. and Gillings, K. (2004), Parental bonding and bulimic psychopathology: The mediating role of mistrust/abuse beliefs. Int. J. Eat. Disord., 35: 229–233. doi: 10.1002/eat.10236
- Issue published online: 25 FEB 2004
- Article first published online: 25 FEB 2004
- Manuscript Accepted: 10 FEB 2003
- parental bonding;
- bulimic psychopathology;
- mistrust/abuse beliefs
To determine whether the previously reported relationship between parental bonding and bulimic psychopathology is mediated by the development of unhealthy core beliefs.
One hundred and two nonclinical women completed the Parental Bonding Instrument, the short form of the Young Schema Questionnaire, and the Bulimic Investigatory Test, Edinburgh.
Mistrust/abuse beliefs were found to be a partial mediator in the relationship between paternal overprotection and the severity of bulimic attitudes.
The findings suggest that the development of mistrust/abuse beliefs is important in determining the effect that paternal overprotection has on bulimic attitudes. © 2004 by Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Int J Eat Disord 35: 229–233, 2004.