The social self, body dissatisfaction, and binge eating in obese females.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

We examined the relationship of the social self to body dissatisfaction and to binge eating in two clinical samples of obese females. In the first study, with 32 nonbingeing obese females, social self measures of Public Self-Consciousness and Social Anxiety were positively correlated with body dissatisfaction. Self-esteem was negatively correlated with body dissatisfaction. In the second study, 11 obese binge eaters were compared with 11 matched nonbingeing obese females. Binge eaters were characterized by significantly higher levels of social anxiety and body dissatisfaction than the obese nonbingeing controls. These findings support the hypothesized links of social self concerns to body dissatisfaction and to binge eating in obese females.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Grilo, CM; Wilfley, DE; Jones, A; Brownell, KD; Rodin, J

Published Date

  • January 1994

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 2 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 24 - 27

PubMed ID

  • 16353605

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1550-8528

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1071-7323

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/j.1550-8528.1994.tb00040.x


  • eng