Date of Award


Publication Type

Master Thesis

Degree Name




First Advisor

Thomas, Cheryl,


Psychology, Clinical.




The present study sought to determine the relations between eating pathology and emotional Intelligence. The study attempted to determine how individuals with varying levels of eating pathology differ on the qualities that collectively make up emotional intelligence. 101 female undergraduate psychology students participated in this study. Eating pathology was measured using the Bulimia Test - Revised and the Eating Attitudes Test - 26. Emotional intelligence was measured using the Emotional Intelligence Inventory. Results indicated that individuals with an eating pathology are more likely to score lower on the vast majority of subscales that make up the Emotional intelligence Inventory. These findings could have important implications for both treatment and prevention. For example, knowing that individuals with an eating pathology have a low sense of self-regard and have difficulties managing stressful circumstances can better direct therapists when they are designing treatment programs. Also, having a greater understanding of the factors that individuals with an eating pathology lack can better direct educators towards focussing on these factors for the purpose of prevention.Dept. of Psychology. Paper copy at Leddy Library: Theses & Major Papers - Basement, West Bldg. / Call Number: Thesis1999 .K65. Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 39-02, page: 0595. Adviser: Cheryl Thomas. Thesis (M.A.)--University of Windsor (Canada), 1999.