Disgust and eating disorder symptomatology in a non-clinical population: The role of trait anxiety and anxiety sensitivity

Davey, Graham and Chapman, Laura (2009) Disgust and eating disorder symptomatology in a non-clinical population: The role of trait anxiety and anxiety sensitivity. Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, 16 (4). pp. 268-275. ISSN 1063-3995

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Abstract

The present paper reports the results of a study investigating the relationship between a domains-independent measure of disgust (the Disgust Propensity and Sensitivity Scale-Revised) and measures of eating disorder symptomatology in a non-clinical population. Significant correlations between disgust sensitivity and disgust propensity and selected eating disorder symptomatology measures suggested that disgust is significantly correlated with measures of eating disorder symptomatology and is appraised more negatively. However, both measures of disgust propensity and sensitivity failed to predict any significant residual variance in scores on eating symptomatology measures when either trait anxiety or anxiety sensitivity was controlled for. This suggests that while the experience of disgust may be heightened in individuals with eating disorders, it may be linked to other relevant emotions such as anxiety and anxiety sensitivity rather than being an independent risk factor for symptoms.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Psychology > Psychology
Depositing User: Graham Davey
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 15:33
Last Modified: 02 Sep 2014 07:49
URI: http://srodev.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/13246
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