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.
College and Department
Marriott School of Management; Recreation Management
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Baker, Birgitta Lynne, "Family Differentiation, Family Recreation, and Symptoms of Eating Disorders" (2004). All Theses and Dissertations. 155.
bulimia, anorexia, core and balance leisure