Attachment style and weight concerns in preadolescent and adolescent girls.

  title={Attachment style and weight concerns in preadolescent and adolescent girls.},
  author={T M Sharpe and Joel D. Killen and Susan W. Bryson and Catherine M Shisslak and Laurie S Estes and Norma Gray and Marjorie A Crago and Craig B Taylor},
  journal={The International journal of eating disorders},
  volume={23 1},
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to assess the association between attachment style and weight concerns, a major risk factor for eating disorders, in preadolescent and adolescent girls. METHOD Three hundred and five female elementary and middle school students completed measures of attachment style and weight concerns. RESULTS Insecurely attached subjects reported higher weight concerns than did securely attached subjects. A greater proportion of insecurely attached subjects obtained… CONTINUE READING

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