The mediating role of eating psychopathology in the relationship between unhealthy core beliefs and feeding difficulties in a nonclinical group
Article first published online: 25 JUL 2006
Copyright © 2006 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
International Journal of Eating Disorders
Volume 39, Issue 8, pages 763–771, December 2006
How to Cite
Blissett, J. and Meyer, C. (2006), The mediating role of eating psychopathology in the relationship between unhealthy core beliefs and feeding difficulties in a nonclinical group. Int. J. Eat. Disord., 39: 763–771. doi: 10.1002/eat.20315
- Issue published online: 24 OCT 2006
- Article first published online: 25 JUL 2006
- Manuscript Accepted: 7 MAY 2006
- feeding difficulties;
- unhealthy core beliefs
To determine whether maternal eating psychopathology mediates the relationship between unhealthy core beliefs and reports of child feeding difficulties.
A community sample of 114 mothers of 65 male children and 49 female children between 4 months and 5 years completed the Eating Disorders Inventory-II, (Garner, Eating Disorder Inventory-2 Professional Manual, Odessa, 1991) the Child Feeding Assessment Questionnaire, (Harris and Booth, Monographs in Clinical Pediatrics, Vol 5, 1992) and the Young Schema Questionnaire (Short Form) (Young, Young's Schema Questionnaire: Short Form, Available in electronic form at, http://www.schematherapy.com, 1998).
Drive for thinness significantly mediated the relationship between maternal defectiveness/shame beliefs and food refusal in mothers of daughters, but no mediational relationships were found for mothers of sons in this nonclinical group.
Maternal drive for thinness mediates the effect of unhealthy beliefs on mothers' tendencies to report feeding difficulties in their daughters. © 2006 by Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Int J Eat Disord 2006; 39:763–771