An examination of general and specific motivational mechanisms for the relations between body dissatisfaction and eating behaviors

@article{Pelletier2007AnEO,
  title={An examination of general and specific motivational mechanisms for the relations between body dissatisfaction and eating behaviors},
  author={L. Pelletier and St{\'e}phanie C. Dion},
  journal={Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology},
  year={2007},
  volume={26},
  pages={303-333}
}
  • L. Pelletier, Stéphanie C. Dion
  • Published 2007
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology
  • Abstract The purpose of this study was to test a model of the regulation of eating behaviors that could help to better understand the processes by which body dissatisfaction could be either associated with dysfunctional eating behaviors or with healthy eating behaviors. Based on Self–Determination Theory (Deci & Ryan, 1985; Ryan & Deci, 2000, it appears that women's general level of self–determination in life may help protect against pressures about body image and endorsement of society's… CONTINUE READING

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