Core beliefs and bulimic symptomatology in non-eating-disordered women: The mediating role of borderline characteristics
Version of Record online: 16 OCT 2001
Copyright © 2001 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
International Journal of Eating Disorders
Volume 30, Issue 4, pages 434–440, December 2001
How to Cite
Meyer, C., Leung, N., Feary, R. and Mann, B. (2001), Core beliefs and bulimic symptomatology in non-eating-disordered women: The mediating role of borderline characteristics. Int. J. Eat. Disord., 30: 434–440. doi: 10.1002/eat.1104
- Issue online: 16 OCT 2001
- Version of Record online: 16 OCT 2001
- Manuscript Accepted: 21 MAY 2001
- borderline personality disorder;
To establish whether borderline personality disorder symptoms play a mediating role in the relationship between early maladaptive schemata and bulimic symptomatology, using a nonclinical sample.
Sixty-one female undergraduate students completed the Bulimic Investigatory Test, Edinburgh (BITE), the Borderline Syndrome Index (BSI), and the short form of the Young Schema Questionnaire (YSQ).
Borderline symptoms were found to be a perfect mediator in the relationship between defectiveness/shame beliefs and bulimic symptomatology.
A model is proposed suggesting that the functional utility of bulimic behaviors might be in counteracting the negative emotions associated with borderline symptoms. © 2001 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Int J Eat Disord 30: 434–440, 2001.