Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine the relationships between family differentiation, family recreation and symptoms of eating disorders. The Family Intrusiveness Scales, the Perceived Social Support from Family, the Family Leisure Activity Profile and the Eating Attitudes Test were used. Participants were students at two large universities, one in the East and one in the West. Data were analyzed using correlation and ANCOVA. Findings supported the hypothesis that a positive relationship exists between family leisure involvement and family differentiation. In addition, a negative relationship between family differentiation and symptoms of eating disorders for individuals whose parents are not in their first marriage was indicated by the results.

Degree

MS

College and Department

Marriott School of Management; Recreation Management

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Date Submitted

2004-07-19

Document Type

Thesis

Handle

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etd514

Keywords

bulimia, anorexia, core and balance leisure

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