Relationship of the body-weight self-schema and non-weight related self-schemas to self-esteem and mood in women with anorexia nervosa (AN) and bulimia nervosa (BN)

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/160660
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Presentation
Title:
Relationship of the body-weight self-schema and non-weight related self-schemas to self-esteem and mood in women with anorexia nervosa (AN) and bulimia nervosa (BN)
Abstract:
Relationship of the body-weight self-schema and non-weight related self-schemas to self-esteem and mood in women with anorexia nervosa (AN) and bulimia nervosa (BN)
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2001
Author:Corte, Colleen, MS
P.I. Institution Name:University of Michigan
Title:Doctoral Student
Contact Address:School of Nursing, 400 North Ingalls, Ann Arbor, MI, 48109-0482, USA
Contact Telephone:734.763.9717
An elaborated conception of the self as fat is widely viewed as the cognitive foundation of negative affective states and disordered behaviors that characterize AN and BN. Yet evidence directly linking this self-cognition to affective states and disordered behaviors is lacking. Using the cognitive model of the self-concept, this study tests the hypothesis that activation of the body-weight self-schema is associated with lower self-esteem and higher unpleasant affect compared to activation of non-weight-related self-schemas. Experience sampling was used to obtain multiple measures of self-schema activation, self-esteem, and affect in women with AN (n=26) and BN (n=32). When signaled, participants answered an open-ended question regarding the content of the currently activated self before completing state self-esteem and mood measures. Current selves were content coded using Markus’ scheme. Repeated measures ANOVAs showed that self-esteem was lower (M=5.1 vs 6.0 vs 6.4, ps<.01) and unpleasant affect was higher (M=6.8 vs 5.6 vs 5.3, ps<.05) when the body-weight self-schema was activated compared to psychological trait or work/activities self-schemas. Results suggest that in eating disordered women, activation of the body-weight self-schema is associated with low self-esteem and negative affective states. Fostering activation of non-weight-related self-schemas might decrease negative affective states that may trigger disordered behaviors.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleRelationship of the body-weight self-schema and non-weight related self-schemas to self-esteem and mood in women with anorexia nervosa (AN) and bulimia nervosa (BN)en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/160660-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Relationship of the body-weight self-schema and non-weight related self-schemas to self-esteem and mood in women with anorexia nervosa (AN) and bulimia nervosa (BN)</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2001</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Corte, Colleen, MS</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Michigan</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Doctoral Student</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">School of Nursing, 400 North Ingalls, Ann Arbor, MI, 48109-0482, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">734.763.9717</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">corte@umich.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">An elaborated conception of the self as fat is widely viewed as the cognitive foundation of negative affective states and disordered behaviors that characterize AN and BN. Yet evidence directly linking this self-cognition to affective states and disordered behaviors is lacking. Using the cognitive model of the self-concept, this study tests the hypothesis that activation of the body-weight self-schema is associated with lower self-esteem and higher unpleasant affect compared to activation of non-weight-related self-schemas. Experience sampling was used to obtain multiple measures of self-schema activation, self-esteem, and affect in women with AN (n=26) and BN (n=32). When signaled, participants answered an open-ended question regarding the content of the currently activated self before completing state self-esteem and mood measures. Current selves were content coded using Markus&rsquo; scheme. Repeated measures ANOVAs showed that self-esteem was lower (M=5.1 vs 6.0 vs 6.4, ps&lt;.01) and unpleasant affect was higher (M=6.8 vs 5.6 vs 5.3, ps&lt;.05) when the body-weight self-schema was activated compared to psychological trait or work/activities self-schemas. Results suggest that in eating disordered women, activation of the body-weight self-schema is associated with low self-esteem and negative affective states. Fostering activation of non-weight-related self-schemas might decrease negative affective states that may trigger disordered behaviors.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:08:37Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:08:37Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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