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Anales de Psicología

On-line version ISSN 1695-2294Print version ISSN 0212-9728


HERNANDEZ-CORTES, Lina-María  and  LONDONO PEREZ, Constanza. Body Image, CMI, coping, depression and BED risk in young univesitaries. Anal. Psicol. [online]. 2013, vol.29, n.3, pp.748-761. ISSN 1695-2294.

The main objective of this descriptive correlation study was to determine the relation between coping styles, psychiatric family history, perceived health levels; body mass index, gender, body figure perception, depression and the risk of develop an eating behavior disorders. The sample was composed with 300 university students and those students were selected by two methods: stratified and convenience groups. In order to obtain data, it has been administered the General Information Checklist, Eating Behaviors Brief Scale EAT - 26 M, Coping Styles Questionnaire, Beck Depression Inventory, Dispositional Optimism Test and the Body Perception Checklist. For data analysis, it has been used structural equations. Results showed that psychiatric family history, gender, desire to reduce weight, satisfaction with body image, avoidance coping style and depression predicts the risk of develop an eating behavior disorder. Results were discussed and some limitations of this research were pointed out.

Keywords : Coping; depression; perceived corporal image; eating behavior disorders; young.

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