2022 Three Minute Thesis

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation (UNI Access Only)

Abstract

Many men and women are negatively affected by disordered eating patterns and attitudes towards their bodies that do not meet the criteria for a clinical diagnosis of an eating disorder. Eating disorders are common in people with anxiety, and this relationship may be amplified by the presence of perfectionism. There is a large gender difference in the prevalence of these disorders, with women being up to 10 times more likely to be diagnosed. DSM-5-TR criteria were developed using research primarily conducted with women, which contributes to the under-recognition of eating pathology in men. The current study explores potentially more appropriate disordered eating items to understand men’s eating pathology.

Start Date

11-11-2022 12:00 PM

End Date

11-11-2022 1:30 PM

Event Host

Graduate College, University of Northern Iowa

Faculty Advisor

Elizabeth Lefler

Department

Department of Psychology

Comments

  • Heat 1, Group 2- Rm. 301 ScholarSpace, Rod Library
  • Award Selection Process: The top two from each group in the first heat advanced to the final round to present again. Winners were selected from the Final round.
  • Graduate Program: Psychology

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Nov 11th, 12:00 PM Nov 11th, 1:30 PM

Perfectionism as a Moderator of Disordered Eating and Anxiety Among Male and Female Emerging Adults

Many men and women are negatively affected by disordered eating patterns and attitudes towards their bodies that do not meet the criteria for a clinical diagnosis of an eating disorder. Eating disorders are common in people with anxiety, and this relationship may be amplified by the presence of perfectionism. There is a large gender difference in the prevalence of these disorders, with women being up to 10 times more likely to be diagnosed. DSM-5-TR criteria were developed using research primarily conducted with women, which contributes to the under-recognition of eating pathology in men. The current study explores potentially more appropriate disordered eating items to understand men’s eating pathology.