Relationships among attachment styles, personality characteristics, and disordered eating.

  title={Relationships among attachment styles, personality characteristics, and disordered eating.},
  author={Janet Eggert and Alytia A. Levendosky and Kelly L Klump},
  journal={The International journal of eating disorders},
  volume={40 2},
OBJECTIVE Insecure attachment styles and certain personality characteristics (i.e., high levels of neuroticism) have been associated with eating pathology. However, previous research has not examined these variables simultaneously and has not examined possible mediating relationships between attachment and personality characteristics for disordered eating. Because personality characteristics have emerged as some of the most robust predictors of disordered eating, it was predicted that the link… CONTINUE READING


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