“I think I’ll just go and eat worms”: the effect of bullying on self-esteem,. Body image, and eating disordered behaviour

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/621158
Title:
“I think I’ll just go and eat worms”: the effect of bullying on self-esteem,. Body image, and eating disordered behaviour
Authors:
Blake, C. E.; Haynes, Caroline Anne
Abstract:
The link between low self-esteem and eating disorders; and body image and eating disorders, has been well established. In addition, Button, Sonuga-Barke, Davies and Thompson, (1996) suggested that problems at school may also contribute to the development of eating disorders. In the present study the effects of bully on self-esteem , body image and eating disordered behaviour were investigate in a cohort of fifty eight college students aged between sixteen and twenty. Participants completed questionnaire measures of social and global self-esteem, body image distortion, bullying and prevalence of anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. Analysis revealed a significant effect for bullying on self-esteem and body image when controlling for gender, and on eating disordered behaviour in females but not in males (P<.01). Individuals who were bulletined had significantly lower self-esteem and significantly higher body image distortion and eating disordered scores than individual who were not bullied. The study highlights the importance of bullying as a possible aetiological factor in the developing of eating disordered behaviour.
Affiliation:
University of Derby
Citation:
Blake, C. E. and Haynes, C. A. (1999). “I think I’ll just go and eat worms”: the effect of bullying on self-esteem,. Body image, and eating disordered behaviour. Proceedings of the British Psychological Society, 7 (1), 28.
Publisher:
British Psychological Society
Journal:
Proceedings of the British Psychological Society
Issue Date:
1999
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/621158
Additional Links:
http://www.bps.org.uk/bpslegacy/conf_abstracts
Type:
Meetings and Proceedings
Language:
en
Appears in Collections:
Centre for Psychological Research

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorBlake, C. E.en
dc.contributor.authorHaynes, Caroline Anneen
dc.date.accessioned2016-12-15T08:47:36Z-
dc.date.available2016-12-15T08:47:36Z-
dc.date.issued1999-
dc.identifier.citationBlake, C. E. and Haynes, C. A. (1999). “I think I’ll just go and eat worms”: the effect of bullying on self-esteem,. Body image, and eating disordered behaviour. Proceedings of the British Psychological Society, 7 (1), 28.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/621158-
dc.description.abstractThe link between low self-esteem and eating disorders; and body image and eating disorders, has been well established. In addition, Button, Sonuga-Barke, Davies and Thompson, (1996) suggested that problems at school may also contribute to the development of eating disorders. In the present study the effects of bully on self-esteem , body image and eating disordered behaviour were investigate in a cohort of fifty eight college students aged between sixteen and twenty. Participants completed questionnaire measures of social and global self-esteem, body image distortion, bullying and prevalence of anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. Analysis revealed a significant effect for bullying on self-esteem and body image when controlling for gender, and on eating disordered behaviour in females but not in males (P<.01). Individuals who were bulletined had significantly lower self-esteem and significantly higher body image distortion and eating disordered scores than individual who were not bullied. The study highlights the importance of bullying as a possible aetiological factor in the developing of eating disordered behaviour.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherBritish Psychological Societyen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.bps.org.uk/bpslegacy/conf_abstractsen
dc.subjectBullyingen
dc.subjectBody imageen
dc.subjectSelf-esteemen
dc.subjectEating disordersen
dc.title“I think I’ll just go and eat worms”: the effect of bullying on self-esteem,. Body image, and eating disordered behaviouren
dc.typeMeetings and Proceedingsen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Derbyen
dc.identifier.journalProceedings of the British Psychological Societyen
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