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Self-control in relation to problem drinking and symptoms of disordered eating

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posted on 2024-06-03, 15:40 authored by T Peluso, LA Ricciardelli, RJ Williams
The present study investigated problem drinking and symptoms of disordered eating in relation to (a) restrained drinking and eating and (b) cognitive self-control. One hundred ninety-eight high school students (97 males and 101 females: mean age = 16.45 years) completed questionnaires which assessed problem drinking, symptoms of disordered eating, restrained eating and drinking, and cognitive self-control. Using principal components analysis, three factors with eigenvalues greater than one were found to summarise the interrelationships among the examined measures. For both sexes, the first two factors primarily reflected problem drinking and restrained drinking, and problem eating and restrained eating, respectively. The third factor reflected a more general problem with control underlying aspects of both problem drinking and problem eating.

History

Journal

Addictive behaviors

Volume

24

Pagination

715-718

Location

Kidlington, Eng.

ISSN

0306-4603

eISSN

1873-6327

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

1999, Elsevier

Issue

5

Publisher

Elsevier