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Br J Clin Psychol. 1990 Sep;29 ( Pt 3):346-8.

Dieting concerns of 10-year-old girls and their mothers.

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  • 1Psychiatry Department, University of Leeds, UK.

Abstract

The responses of a group of 10-year-old girls on a dietary restraint questionnaire described a wide range of dieting concerns. Subgroups of highly restrained and low-restrained girls were identified and their mothers interviewed. A strong relationship (r = .68) was found between the degree of dietary restraint expressed by the girls and their mothers. The highly restrained girls had a significantly higher EAT score than the low-restrained girls, and shared with their mothers a susceptibility to the disinhibitory effects of negative mood states on their eating behaviour.

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