Comparison of Perfectionism and Parental Bonding between People with Eating Disorder and Healthy Individuals

Authors

  • Zahra Sadat Haji Seyed Taghiya Taghavi PhD Student, Department of Health Psychology, School of Psychology, Karaj Branch, Islamic Azad University, Karaj, Iran
  • Farahnaz Meschi Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, School of Psychology, Karaj Branch, Islamic Azad University, Karaj, Iran
  • Tayabe Shahidi Nejad MSc, Department of Counseling, Tarbiat Moalm University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.22122/ijbmc.v6i3.165

Keywords:

Perfectionism, Parental bonding, Eating disorder

Abstract

Background: The purpose of this study was to compare perfectionism and parental bonding between 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 using available sampling method. The research tools included the Eating Attitudes Test (EAT-26), Perfectionism Inventory (PI; Hill et al.), and Parental Bonding Instrument (PBI; Parker et al.). The collected data were analyzed in SPSS software.

Results: There was no significant relationship between positive (normal) perfectionism and eating disorder, but negative (abnormal) perfectionism had a positive and significant relationship with eating disorder. The results of this study showed that people with eating disorder perceived parental indifference and there was no significant difference in the subscale of PBI between people with eating disorder and healthy subjects.

Conclusion: Negative (abnormal) perfectionism has a significant relationship with eating disorder, so paying attention to preventing the formation and treating this variable will help reduce eating disorder. Moreover, the parenting and parenting relationship style of children and the perception of children of this bond have an effect on eating disorder, so educating parents to adopt appropriate behavioral styles as a primary prevention is desirable.

Author Biographies

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

 

Tayabe Shahidi Nejad, MSc, Department of Counseling, Tarbiat Moalm University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran

 

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Published

2019-07-25

How to Cite

Haji Seyed Taghiya Taghavi, Z. S., Meschi, F., & Shahidi Nejad, T. (2019). Comparison of Perfectionism and Parental Bonding between People with Eating Disorder and Healthy Individuals. International Journal of Body, Mind and Culture, 6(4), 231-237. https://doi.org/10.22122/ijbmc.v6i3.165

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Quantitative Study(ies)