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Jarry, Josee (Psychology)
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Psychological maltreatment has been shown to be the most prevalent form of childhood maltreatment and has been shown to have a greater association with body dissatisfaction than other forms of maltreatment. The mechanisms that affect the association between psychological maltreatment and body dissatisfaction are unclear; however, research examining attachment security (model-of-self, model-of-other) and perceived social support suggest these constructs as possible mediators. The current study aimed to determine if the model-of-self and model-of-other, and perceived social support mediate the association between psychological maltreatment and body dissatisfaction using structural equation modelling. Two-hundred and seventy-eight female undergraduates completed a set of randomized on-line questionnaires. The model-of-self was found to mediate the association between psychological maltreatment and body dissatisfaction. Implications, limitations, and future directions are discussed.
Kong, Michael, "The model of self mediates the association between childhood psychological maltreatment and body dissatisfaction in women" (2011). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 229.