Examining self-efficacy as a moderator of the relations between dimensional perfectionism and dietary restraint, binge eating, and binge drinking Public Deposited

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  • March 19, 2019
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  • Lin, Stacy
    • Affiliation: College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience
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  • Dimensions of perfectionism have been linked to the disordered eating and binge drinking in prior research, with evidence that they may be differentially related to these behaviors. Self-efficacy is conceptually related to perfectionism, as perfectionism represents the level at which an individual sets her goals, while self-efficacy represents the individual’s judgment of whether she may attain those goals. Few studies have considered self-efficacy as a possible moderator of the relations between dimensions of perfectionism and disordered eating/binge drinking. We considered how dimensional perfectionism and self-efficacy may interact to identify and predict engagement in these behaviors. Using an existing dataset of 406 female undergraduates, we investigated whether self-efficacy moderates the relations between dimensional perfectionism and disordered eating/binge drinking. Overall, self-efficacy was not supported as a moderator of the relations between dimensional perfectionism and disordered eating. However, it moderated the relations between one dimension of perfectionism and a measure of binge drinking.
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  • Bardone-Cone, Anna
  • Daughters, Stacey
  • Panter, Abigail
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  • Master of Arts
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  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Graduate School
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  • 2015
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  • Chapel Hill, NC
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