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Title: THE INSIDIOUS INFLUENCE OF FAT TALK: RELATIONSHIP TO BODY DISSATISFACTION AND DISORDERED EATING
Authors: NATALIE SEE TONG HUI LING
Keywords: fat, eating disorder, body, dissatisfaction
Issue Date: 13-Apr-2018
Citation: NATALIE SEE TONG HUI LING (2018-04-13). THE INSIDIOUS INFLUENCE OF FAT TALK: RELATIONSHIP TO BODY DISSATISFACTION AND DISORDERED EATING. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: ‘Fat talk’, which refers to individuals speaking about their bodies negatively with each other, is prevalent among adult women, who engage in this behaviour with friends and family members. Fat talk correlates with body dissatisfaction and symptoms of eating disorders. However, it is unclear what factors modulate these correlations. Difficulties with emotion expression are linked to the incidence of anorexia nervosa, thus, we hypothesize that dysfunctional emotion regulation mediates the link between fat talk, body dissatisfaction, and eating disorders symptoms. A total of 136 participants completed online questionnaires on their perceived frequency of fat talk in a peer context and in a family context, emotion regulation strategies, level of body dissatisfaction and eating disorder symptoms. As previously reported in the current literature, we found that fat talk, with peers and family members, was positively correlated with body dissatisfaction and eating disorder symptoms. As hypothesized, we found that dysfunctional emotion regulation mediated the relationship between fat talk and body dissatisfaction, and the relationship between fat talk and eating disorder symptoms. This suggests that faulty emotion regulation may be an underlying cause of eating disorder, highlighting this trait as a prime target for treatment and prevention of these disorders.
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