Comparison of Perfectionism and Parental Bonding in People with Eating Disorder and Healthy People

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, School of Psychology, Karaj Branch, Islamic Azad University, Karaj, Iran

MSc, Department of Counseling, Tarbiat Moalm University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran


Background: The purpose of this study was to compare perfectionism and parental bonding in people with eating disorder and healthy people.

Methods: The study sample consisted of 60 adults (30 people with eating disorder and 30 healthy people) who were selected by available sampling method. The research tools included eating feedback questionnaire, Hill perfectionism questionnaire, and parental bonding questionnaire. Data were analyzed using SPSS.

Results: There was no significant difference between positive perfectionism and eating disorder, but negative perfectionism had a positive and significant relationship with eating disorder. The results of this study showed that people with eating disorder perceived their parents' care indifferently and There was no significant difference in the subscale of parental bonding questionnaire among people with eating disorder and healthy subjects.

Conclusion: Negative perfectionism has a significant relationship with eating disorder, so paying attention to preventing the formation and treatment of this variable will help reduce eating disorder. Also, the parenting and parenting relationship style of children and the perception of children from this bonding have an effect on eating disorder, so awareness of parents to adopt appropriate behavioral styles in the level of primary prevention is desirable.


  • Perfectionism
  • Parental bonding
  • Eating Disorder