A model for assessing the self-schemas of restrained eaters

Citation
Me. Morris et al., A model for assessing the self-schemas of restrained eaters, COGN THER R, 25(2), 2001, pp. 201-214
Citations number
36
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Psycology
Journal title
COGNITIVE THERAPY AND RESEARCH
ISSN journal
0147-5916 → ACNP
Volume
25
Issue
2
Year of publication
2001
Pages
201 - 214
Database
ISI
SICI code
0147-5916(200104)25:2<201:AMFATS>2.0.ZU;2-X
Abstract
This study explored the ways in which self-appraisal relates to concerns ab out weight and food among restrained eaters. Network modeling was used to v isually depict the restrained eater's self-schemas, structures that organiz e information relevant to self-assessment, and to compare the self-schemas of restrained eaters and controls. Twenty-six restrained eaters and 24 cont rols rates the relatedness of self-evaluation and weight/food-related conce pts. These relatedness ratings were transformed via a scaling algorithm int o schematic networks, which were interpreted as models of self-schemas. The self-schemas of restrained eaters centered more around weight/food-related concepts and contained more links between self-evaluative and weight/food- related concepts than the schemas of controls. This study offers empirical support for theoretical formulations about distorted self-evaluation among restrained eaters and provides a novel methodology for assessing self-repre sentation.