Master of Science (MS)
Dionne P. Stephens
Fatma G. Huffman
possible selves, disordered eating, college students, appearance, self concept
Date of Defense
This study explores the potential relationship between disordered eating and appearance-related possible selves. The sample consisted of 293 female college students (mean age=22). Participants were administered interviews consisting of demographic information, the Possible Selves Interview, the Eating Attitudes Test-26, The Physical Self Description Questionnaire, and the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale. More than half of the participants reported an appearance-related possible self (n=154). As expected, disordered eating scores were found to be higher for participants who reported an appearance-related possible self: t(288)=-3.04, p
Lucette, Aurelie, "The Influence of Appearance-related Possible Selves on Disordered Eating" (2012). FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations. Paper 679.
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