Emotion regulation skills mediate the effects of shame on eating disorder symptoms in women.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

We examined the impact of negative affectivity, chronic shame, and emotion regulation skills on eating disorder symptoms in undergraduate women (N = 154). We hypothesized that self-reported emotion regulation skills would mediate the well-documented relationship between chronic shame and eating disorder symptoms. Results revealed that chronic shame predicted eating disorder symptoms over and above general negative affectivity. Further, difficulties with emotion regulation mediated the relationship between chronic shame and ED symptoms. These findings suggest that chronic shame's role in eating disorder symptoms can be ameliorated by skillful emotion regulation.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Gupta, S; Zachary Rosenthal, M; Mancini, AD; Cheavens, JS; Lynch, TR

Published Date

  • 2008

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 16 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 405 - 417

PubMed ID

  • 18821364

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1532-530X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1080/10640260802370572


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States