In interpreting this result, several authors already described the ambiguous nature of drive for thinness with respect to identity development, underscoring that the construct does not always hold a clear negative association with it. Gender differences in identity development: Identity confusion seemed to positively predict these symptoms over time, whereas these symptoms also positively predicted identity confusion. As binging and purging may act as an avoidance or escape mechanism for certain individuals to deal with identity issues Stice et al. These results could help in explaining the gender differences on identity synthesis in the present study. Kommentera Avbryt svar Skriv din kommentar här
Drive for thinness measures the desire to be thin and the general concern with dieting and body weight.
Development across the lifespan
The development of bulimic symptoms from adolescence to young adulthood in females and males: Correlational analyses indicated a negative association between ED symptoms and identity synthesis and a positive association between ED symptoms and identity confusion. Risk and maintenance factors for eating pathology: Within-time associations, associations with age and gender, and insignificant cross-lagged paths were not shown for reasons of clarity. Results indicated bidirectional effects between eating disorder symptomatology and identity formation. Learn how your comment data is processed. MV, KL, and LC conceived of the presented idea, constructed the hypotheses, analyzed the data, and interpreted the results.