A preliminary investigation of the relationship between induced rumination and state body image dissatisfaction and anxiety.

@article{Etu2010API,
  title={A preliminary investigation of the relationship between induced rumination and state body image dissatisfaction and anxiety.},
  author={Sarah Fischer Etu and James R J Gray},
  journal={Body image},
  year={2010},
  volume={7 1},
  pages={82-5}
}
The current study investigated the relationship between cognitive rumination and state body image distress using an experimental design. Specifically, the study examined whether participants induced to ruminate about an imagined negative body image event would report more body image dissatisfaction and anxiety compared to those induced to distract themselves. Ninety-nine undergraduate women completed two measures to assess depressive symptomology and baseline body image distress. All… CONTINUE READING

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