Portland State University. Department of Psychology
Date of Award
Master of Science (M.S.) in Psychology
1 online resource (124 p.)
Appetite disorders, Families -- Psychological aspects
For the purposes of this study, eating disturbances were placed on a continuum ranging from disordered to normal, and family factors were examined via this framework. Research on anorectics and bulimics indicates that a variety of family variables contribute to the etiology of eating disorders. Research suggests the presence of a subgroup of persons who experience some disturbance in their relationships with food but not to the severity observed among eating disordered individuals. This study examined the relationship between family factors and eating disturbances.
Schweitzer, Jana, "Eating disorders : the correlation of family relationships with an eating disorder continuum" (1988). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 3844.