Examining the associations among perfectionism, obsessive-compulsiveness, body dissatisfaction, exercise dependence and disordered eating in college women
Many U.S. women engage in some form of weight or shape management behaviors (WSMB) - including disordered eating or excessive exercise - in their lifetime. Disordered eating includes fasting, skipping meals, binge eating, purging/self-induced vomiting, and laxative or diuretic use (Neumark-Sztainer, Wall, Larson, Eisenberg, & Loth, 2011; Striegel-Moore, Silberstein, Frensch, & Rodin, 1989). Excessive exercise is defined as exercise characterized by greater amounts of time spent exercising and a sense of obligation to exercise. Exercise dependence occurs when the individual experiences psychological ...
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