Exploring the Effect of Rumination and Emotional Construal on State Body Image Dissatisfaction

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Exploring the Effect of Rumination and Emotional Construal on State Body Image Dissatisfaction

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dc.contributor.advisor Gray, James J en_US
dc.contributor.author Sparapani, Erin M. en_US
dc.contributor.other Ahrens, Anthony en_US
dc.contributor.other Haaga, David AF en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-08-22T15:01:33Z
dc.date.available 2012-08-22T15:01:33Z
dc.date.created 2011 en_US
dc.date.issued 2012-08-22
dc.identifier.other Sparapani_american_0008N_10130 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1961/11119
dc.description Degree awarded: M.A. Psychology. American University en_US
dc.description.abstract EXPLORING THE EFFECTS OF RUMINATION AND LEVEL OF EMOTIONALCONSTRUAL ON STATE BODY IMAGE DISSATISFACTION BYErin M. SparapaniABSTRACTThe current study used an experimental design to determine a causal role of rumination on body image dissatisfaction and negative affect. The current study also explored the role of trait rumination and emotion regulation on body image dissatisfaction and negative affect. Participants took baseline measures of rumination and emotion regulation and were presented with a vignette designed to induce negative body image. Participants were randomly assigned to one of three processing conditions following the vignette (rumination, concrete-experiential, and distraction, with the hypothesis that rumination would increase body image dissatisfaction and negative affect). Results indicate that no significant differences were seen in any dependent measure based on condition. Regression analyses indicate that those who have limited effective strategies with which to deal with distress and tend to ruminate experience higher body image dissatisfaction and negative affect than do individuals who do not lack strategies to regulate emotional distress.ii. en_US
dc.format.extent 67 p. en_US
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en_US
dc.publisher American University en_US
dc.subject Psychology en_US
dc.subject.other body image dissatisfaction en_US
dc.subject.other emotion regulation en_US
dc.subject.other rumination en_US
dc.title Exploring the Effect of Rumination and Emotional Construal on State Body Image Dissatisfaction en_US
dc.type Text en_US
dc.type Dissertation en_US


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