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J Health Psychol. 2017 Apr 1:1359105317702212. doi: 10.1177/1359105317702212. [Epub ahead of print]

The role of self-disgust in eating psychopathology in overweight and obesity: Can self-compassion be useful?

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1
1 CINEICC, Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal.
2
2 Miguel Torga Superior Institute (ISMT), Portugal.

Abstract

This study explores the relationship between self-disgust and eating psychopathology and whether self-compassion plays a mediator role on this relationship. Participants were 203 adults, from both genders, with overweight and obesity ( MBMI = 31.17, standard deviation = 5.43). Women reported higher levels of self-disgust and eating psychopathology and lower levels of self-compassion than men. Path analysis results suggested that the effect of self-disgust on eating psychopathology occurred partially through one's inability to be self-compassionate. The results highlight the damaging role of self-disgust on eating psychopathology and the importance of developing a more compassionate attitude towards the self to promote healthy eating behaviors.

KEYWORDS:

eating psychopathology; overweight and obesity; path analysis; self-compassion; self-disgust

PMID:
28810444
DOI:
10.1177/1359105317702212

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