Award Date

1-1-1992

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

Psychology

Number of Pages

51

Abstract

Reports concerning the high rate of child sexual abuse in bulimic populations have not generally been supported by empirical investigations. The current study addressed methodological problems that may have accounted for insignificant results, and investigated family environment as a possible mediator of the relationship. Results indicate a significant correlation between bulimia and child sexual abuse within a sample of college women (n = 786). Furthermore, both women with bulimia and victims of child sexual abuse reported families that were low in cohesion and independence, and higher in conflict and control. Family environment did not significantly mediate or moderate the relationship between bulimia and child sexual abuse. However, child sexual abuse mediated the relationship between bulimia and a restrictive/unexpressive family environment.

Keywords

Abuse; Bulimia; Child; Environment; Family; Mediator; Sexual abuse

Controlled Subject

Clinical psychology; Social service

File Format

pdf

File Size

1658.88 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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Identifier

https://doi.org/10.25669/lin8-7u3h


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