Emotion Dysregulation: The Development and Maintenance of Subthreshold and Clinical Eating Disorders

About this study

Researchers at La Trobe University would like to understand how the regulation of emotions contributes to the development of Eating Disorder symptoms in women, across the range of symptom severity (La Trobe University Research Office HREC Approval number HEC17-116). This research aims to improve our understanding of why women engage in Eating Disorder behaviours, and may allow for treatment approaches to more effectively target symptoms. Participation involves completing a series of questionnaires about parent’s reactions to emotion expression, emotion vulnerability, perfectionism, relationships in adulthood, difficulties regulating emotions, and Eating Disorder symptoms. Participants will also be asked to provide demographic information.

Research TeamDr Lynette Evans, Professor Eleanor Wertheim, Miss Amanda Hurley
InstitutionLa Trobe University
Ethics Approval NumberHEC17-116
Funding SourceLa Trobe University
Project Start Date3 October 2018
Project End Date3 October 2023
ParticipantsThere is the potential for individuals to experience an emotional reaction to the questions asked in this 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). You do not need to have a direct experience of an Eating Disorder to participate. However, we are interested in the experiences of women only. Please be aware that this study does not include treatment for Eating Disorder symptoms.
Whats InvolvedIf you would like to participate please follow the link:


For those participants with further questions, please contact the following individuals via the contact details provided: Dr Lynette Evans (Supervisor-Email: l.evans@latrobe.edu.au), Amanda Hurley (Student Researcher-Email: 19307511@students.latrobe.edu.au ). Please be aware that this study does not include treatment for Eating Disorder symptoms. Participants who complete the questionnaires will enter a draw to win one of ten $50 Coles Group & Myer Gift Cards, or one of ten $20 Coles Group & Myer Gift Cards
Location https://latrobe.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3g9
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