Perfectionism as a risk factor for eating disorders in adolescents: examining mediation processes

01 October 2008 → 30 September 2012
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Applied psychology
    • Clinical and counseling psychology
    • Developmental psychology and ageing
    • Other psychology and cognitive sciences
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Psychiatry and psychotherapy
    • Psychiatry and psychotherapy
    • Nursing
    • Other paramedical sciences
    • Psychiatry and psychotherapy
eating disorders adolescence perfectionism
Project description

Research has proven a systematic relationship between perfectionism and eating disorders. In this project we will examine the antecedent status of perfectionism in relation to eating disorders using longitudinal and experimental research. From the Self-Determination theory we also examine which mediators operate in the relationship between perfectionism and eating disorders and the influence of these factors on the therapeutic process.