Emotion Dysregulation: The Development and Maintenance of Eating Disorders
About this study
La Trobe University is investigating how and why Eating Disorder symptoms may develop in women, across the range of symptom severity.
The aim of this project is to examine a model of eating disorders which suggests that individuals may use eating (e.g., binge eating) and weight control behaviours (e.g., the use of laxatives) to regulate emotions. This project will consider how several factors may explain how difficulties in emotion regulation develop, and how this may then result in an eating disorder. More specifically, the study will examine how parent’s reactions to emotion expression, emotion vulnerability, perfectionism, relationships in adulthood, and difficulties regulating emotions contribute to eating disorder symptoms.
Participants may experience an emotional reaction to the content of the survey. The contact details of several services will be provided should participants experience an emotional reaction to the content of the study (e.g., the phone number of Lifeline). Please be aware that this study does not include treatment for Eating Disorder symptoms.
Participants who would like to be involved in future research projects, may also provide their personal contact details anonymously from their questionnaire responses.
Amanda Hurley, email: firstname.lastname@example.org