Understanding the Impact of Emotional Experiences in Childhood on Binge Eating

About this study

Binge eating is one of the most common forms of disordered eating in Australia amongst the general population, and binge eating disorder accounts for almost half of all clinically diagnosed eating disorders. Understanding causative factors in the development and maintenance of binge eating will help inform efforts in prevention and treatment. In this study, we aim to investigate how invalidating emotional experiences in childhood impact on binge eating in adulthood through the pathways of emotion regulation difficulties and shame.

Research TeamDr Roslyn Galligan (Principal Investigator), Kerri Lewis (Student Researcher, Psychology Honours)
InstitutionSwinburne University
Ethics Approval NumberSHR Project 2018/154 (expires 10 January 2019)
Funding SourceNo Funding Required
Project Start DateJuly 9, 2018
Project End DateOctober 22, 2018
ParticipantsBinge eating affects a wide range of ages, and is prevalent across genders, so we invite all people 18 years and over to participate. You do not need to have experienced binge eating to participate, as we are would like to compare and contrast the full spectrum of experience. Participation within this study will involve completing an entirely voluntary and anonymous online survey.
What is InvolvedParticipation in this study will involve completing some basic demographic information about yourself including your height and weight, completing an online survey which measures your experiences of emotional invalidation in childhood, as well as measures of current shame, anxiety, and depression, emotion regulation strategies, and eating behaviours.

The survey should take approximately 40-50 minutes in total to complete, and may be completed online at any time or location convenient to you.

To access the survey, please follow the link below:
LocationMelbourne, Australia.
Contact Details

Kerri Lewis/ kerrilewis@swin.edu.au / 0420 499 954 or Dr Roslyn Galligan / rgalligan@swin.edu.au / 03 9214 5345

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