Relational-Interdependent self-construal as a function of bulimic symptomatology
Article first published online: 10 MAY 2006
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Journal of Clinical Psychology
Volume 62, Issue 7, pages 943–951, July 2006
How to Cite
Green, M. A., Scott, N. A., DeVilder, E. L., Zeiger, A. and Darr, S. (2006), Relational-Interdependent self-construal as a function of bulimic symptomatology. J. Clin. Psychol., 62: 943–951. doi: 10.1002/jclp.20270
- Issue published online: 1 JUN 2006
- Article first published online: 10 MAY 2006
The present study compares differences in the levels of relational-interdependent self-construal among asymptomatic, symptomatic, and bulimic participants in a natural groups' design. Asymptomatic (n = 169), symptomatic (n = 73), and bulimic (n = 21) participants completed the Questionnaire for Eating Disorder Diagnoses (Q-EDD; L.B. Mintz, M.S. Halloran, A. Mulholland, & A.S. Paxton, 1997) and the Relational-Interdependent Self-Construal Scale (RISC; S.E. Cross, P.L. Bacon, & M.L. Morris, 2000). Contrast tests were conducted to examine group differences in relational-interdependent self-construal as a function of bulimic symptomatology. Findings indicate significantly lower levels of relational-interdependent self-construal among bulimic participants. Results imply disruptions in the interpersonal relationships of bulimic individuals are reflected at the level of the relational self. © 2006 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Clin Psychol 62: 943–951, 2006.