Attitudes to food and weight : a survey in a women's residence at the University of Cape Town

dc.contributor.advisorSwartz, Leslieen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorRobinson, Christopher Johnen_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-20T15:38:42Z
dc.date.available2015-12-20T15:38:42Z
dc.date.issued1986en_ZA
dc.description.abstractEpidemiological research in the past decade has indicated that clinical and subclinical eating disorders are widespread amongst the female population of many Western countries. Following an introductory overview of some of the literature on anorexia nervosa and bulimia, highlighting the lack of diagnostic clarity in this area, previous epidemiological findings are reviewed. The eating attitudes and dietary behaviour of a female student population in a residence at the University of Cape Town are then detailed. The sample comprised 123 women, shown to be a representative sample of the residence population, and data were collected by means of the Eating Attitudes Test (Garner and Garfinkel, 1979). Results indicate that 13.8% of the sample population scored above the threshold score of 30 on this test; results are discussed with particular focus on specific attitudes and behaviours possibly indicative of anorexic or bulimic symptomatology, and which are elicited by EAT responses. Clinical interviews were conducted with those women who scored over 30 and who supplied their names (9 students); qualitative data obtained from these interviews augment the quantitative analysis of the EAT data, particularly with respect to the phenomenon of binge-eating behaviour. Findings of the present study accord overall with results obtained elsewhere amongst similar populations. The study does, however, call into question presently held assumptions about the nature of binge-eating, and the diagnostic criteria for anorexia nervosa and bulimia.en_ZA
dc.identifier.apacitationRobinson, C. J. (1986). <i>Attitudes to food and weight : a survey in a women's residence at the University of Cape Town</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Psychology. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/15868en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitationRobinson, Christopher John. <i>"Attitudes to food and weight : a survey in a women's residence at the University of Cape Town."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Psychology, 1986. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/15868en_ZA
dc.identifier.citationRobinson, C. 1986. Attitudes to food and weight : a survey in a women's residence at the University of Cape Town. University of Cape Town.en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Robinson, Christopher John AB - Epidemiological research in the past decade has indicated that clinical and subclinical eating disorders are widespread amongst the female population of many Western countries. Following an introductory overview of some of the literature on anorexia nervosa and bulimia, highlighting the lack of diagnostic clarity in this area, previous epidemiological findings are reviewed. The eating attitudes and dietary behaviour of a female student population in a residence at the University of Cape Town are then detailed. The sample comprised 123 women, shown to be a representative sample of the residence population, and data were collected by means of the Eating Attitudes Test (Garner and Garfinkel, 1979). Results indicate that 13.8% of the sample population scored above the threshold score of 30 on this test; results are discussed with particular focus on specific attitudes and behaviours possibly indicative of anorexic or bulimic symptomatology, and which are elicited by EAT responses. Clinical interviews were conducted with those women who scored over 30 and who supplied their names (9 students); qualitative data obtained from these interviews augment the quantitative analysis of the EAT data, particularly with respect to the phenomenon of binge-eating behaviour. Findings of the present study accord overall with results obtained elsewhere amongst similar populations. The study does, however, call into question presently held assumptions about the nature of binge-eating, and the diagnostic criteria for anorexia nervosa and bulimia. DA - 1986 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 1986 T1 - Attitudes to food and weight : a survey in a women's residence at the University of Cape Town TI - Attitudes to food and weight : a survey in a women's residence at the University of Cape Town UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/15868 ER - en_ZA
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11427/15868
dc.identifier.vancouvercitationRobinson CJ. Attitudes to food and weight : a survey in a women's residence at the University of Cape Town. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Psychology, 1986 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/15868en_ZA
dc.language.isoengen_ZA
dc.publisher.departmentDepartment of Psychologyen_ZA
dc.publisher.facultyFaculty of Humanitiesen_ZA
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Cape Town
dc.subject.otherClinical Psychologyen_ZA
dc.titleAttitudes to food and weight : a survey in a women's residence at the University of Cape Townen_ZA
dc.typeMaster Thesis
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