Previous research has found that perfectionism is linked to eating disorder symptoms. Specifically, self-oriented and socially prescribed perfectionism have demonstrated positive correlations with eating disorder symptoms. Nonetheless, the mechanism underlying the associations between self-oriented and socially prescribed perfectionism and eating disorder symptoms have been less understood. The aim of the present study is to advance the existing literature by examining the potential mediating role of negative emotional states (depression, anxiety and stress). A total of 207 undergraduates (64.3% females) aged from 17 to 30 (M = 19.73, SD = 1.84) in Hong Kong were recruited. Results showed that negative emotional states mediated the relationship between self-oriented perfectionism and eating disorder symptoms and the relationship between socially prescribed perfectionism and eating disorders. The present findings shed light on the mechanism through which perfectionism poses eating disorder symptoms.
|Publication status||Published - 13 Jul 2023|
|Event||The 15th Biennial Conference of the Asian Association of Social Psychology - Hong Kong|
Duration: 13 Jul 2023 → 15 Jul 2023
|Conference||The 15th Biennial Conference of the Asian Association of Social Psychology|
|Period||13/07/23 → 15/07/23|