Predicting eating disturbances in Turkish adult females: Examining the role of intimate partner violence and perfectionism

Muyan M., Chang E. C. , Jilani Z., Yu T.

EATING BEHAVIORS, vol.19, pp.102-105, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.eatbeh.2015.07.004
  • Title of Journal : EATING BEHAVIORS
  • Page Numbers: pp.102-105
  • Keywords: Culture, Intimate partner violence, Perfectionism, Eating disturbances, Females, ANOREXIA-NERVOSA, DISORDERS, WOMEN, PREVALENCE, ATTITUDES, SYMPTOMS, TURKEY


We examined the relationships between intimate partner violence (IPV), perfectionism, and eating disturbances, namely, excessive dieting and bulimia, in a sample of 149 Turkish female college students. Results of conducting hierarchical regression analyses indicated that IPV accounted for significant variance in both excessive dieting and bulimic symptoms. The inclusion of perfectionism was found to predict additional variance in eating disturbances, beyond IPV. Specifically, we found parental expectations to be a significant predictor of dieting, and personal standards, doubts about actions, and parental criticism to be significant predictors of bulimia. Some implications for understanding eating disturbances in Turkish women are discussed. (C) 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.