Perfectionism, perceived weight status, and self-esteem interact to predict bulimic symptoms: a model of bulimic symptom development.

@article{Vohs1999PerfectionismPW,
  title={Perfectionism, perceived weight status, and self-esteem interact to predict bulimic symptoms: a model of bulimic symptom development.},
  author={Kathleen D. Vohs and Anna M. Bardone and Thomas E Joiner and Lyn Y. Abramson and Todd F. Heatherton},
  journal={Journal of abnormal psychology},
  year={1999},
  volume={108 4},
  pages={695-700}
}
An interactive model of perfectionism, perceived weight status, and self-esteem was tested on 342 female undergraduates to predict bulimic symptoms. Using a longitudinal design, the authors tested the model on data collected at 2 points: the spring of participants' senior year of high school and during participants' first year of college. The authors hypothesized and found that self-esteem moderates the interaction between perfectionism and perceived weight status in predicting bulimic symptoms… CONTINUE READING