Eating attitudes and striving to avoid inferiority.

@article{Bellew2006EatingAA,
  title={Eating attitudes and striving to avoid inferiority.},
  author={Rebecca Bellew and Paul Gilbert and Alison Mills and Kirsten McEwan and Corinne Gale},
  journal={Eating disorders},
  year={2006},
  volume={14 4},
  pages={313-22}
}
Vulnerability to some psychopathologies may be related to feeling the need to compete, strive, and achieve in order to avoid inferiority and rejection. This study explored "insecure striving", (relating to a perceived need to strive to avoid inferiority and its consequence, rejection) in relationship to eating attitudes and appearance anxiety in students. Eating attitudes and appearance anxiety were associated with judgments of inferiority, insecure striving to avoid inferiority, and fear of… CONTINUE READING
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