Associations among family-of-origin food-related experiences, expectancies, and disordered eating
Article first published online: 6 NOV 2006
Copyright © 2006 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
International Journal of Eating Disorders
Volume 40, Issue 2, pages 179–186, March 2007
How to Cite
Annus, A. M., Smith, G. T., Fischer, S., Hendricks, M. and Williams, S. F. (2007), Associations among family-of-origin food-related experiences, expectancies, and disordered eating. Int. J. Eat. Disord., 40: 179–186. doi: 10.1002/eat.20346
- Issue published online: 29 JAN 2007
- Article first published online: 6 NOV 2006
- Manuscript Accepted: 21 JUL 2006
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The study reported here integrates research on family-of-origin learning experiences and adult eating/thinness expectancies in the study of risk for eating disordered behavior.
A sample of women manifesting a wide range of eating disordered behaviors (n = 66) were compared in their retrospective reports of family learning, current eating and dieting expectancies, and current eating disordered behaviors.
History of food-related teasing from friends and family, negative maternal modeling, and friends' criticism of eating all related to both adult disordered behavior and adult eating and thinness expectancies. Tests of mediation supported the putative mediation by expectancies of the relationships between early experiences and adult disordered behavior.
Family-of-origin learning experiences may influence adult eating disordered behavior by contributing to the formation of expectancies for reinforcement from eating and from thinness. © 2006 by Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Int J Eat Disord 2006