Document Type

Thesis

Degree

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Psychology

Advisor's Name

Leslie Frazier

Advisor's Title

Committee Chair

Advisor's Name

Dionne P. Stephens

Advisor's Name

Fatma G. Huffman

Keywords

possible selves, disordered eating, college students, appearance, self concept

Date of Defense

6-19-2012

Abstract

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

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