A longitudinal transactional risk model for early eating disorder onset.

  title={A longitudinal transactional risk model for early eating disorder onset.},
  author={Carolyn M Pearson and Jessica L. Combs and Tamika C B Zapolski and G. Michael Van Ty Smith},
  journal={Journal of abnormal psychology},
  volume={121 3},
The presence of binge eating behavior in early middle school predicts future diagnoses and health difficulties. We showed that this early binge eating behavior can be predicted by risk factors assessed in elementary school. We tested the acquired preparedness model of risk, which involves transactions among personality, psychosocial learning, and binge eating. In a sample of 1,906 children assessed in the spring of fifth grade (the last year of elementary school), the fall of sixth grade, and… CONTINUE READING
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