Year of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Department or School/College
Department of Psychology
Cheryl Vandenburg, Darrell Stolle
anorexia, bulimia, childhood, disordered eating, trauma
University of Montana
Past research has demonstrated that a correlation exists between trauma exposure and eating disorder pathology. Specifically, sexual abuse has been implicated in the development of eating disorders, with particular attention focused on bulimia nervosa. However, the relationship between other types of trauma exposure and eating pathology has yet to be delineated, particularly how different types of trauma exposure may be related to disordered eating behaviors. The current study explored this relationship. Results showed while some experiences of trauma history predicted a proportion of the variance associated with disordered eating behaviors, others showed a positive but not significant correlation. Clinical implications, especially those related to standardized trauma assessment and disordered eating behaviors, will be discussed.
Crosby, Lindsay Katherine, "RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN CHILDHOOD TRAUMA AND EATING PATHOLOGY" (2013). Graduate Student Theses, Dissertations, & Professional Papers. 816.
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