Format

Send to

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
J Clin Psychol. 1989 May;45(3):433-5.

Differences between IQ and school achievement in anorexia nervosa.

Author information

1
Department of Psychiatry, Ohio State University, Columbus 43210.

Abstract

Anorexia nervosa is a multidimensional syndrome in which perfectionistic striving appears as a common component of the symptom cluster. Multiple studies have linked this character trait to attempts to achieve a "perfect" weight. In contrast, no empirical data are available that document perfectionistic striving outside of food and weight themes. The present study (N = 20) looked for evidence of perfectionistic striving in school behavior by comparing school achievement and IQ scores. School achievement was found to be significantly greater than would be predicted by IQ scores. This finding and directions for future research are discussed.

PMID:
2745732
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Loading ...
    Support Center