Title Influence of perfectionism on variables associated to eating disorders in dance students
Authors Arcelus, Jon, Garcia-Dantas, Ana, SÁNCHEZ MARTÍN, MILAGROSA, Del Rio, Carmen, SÁNCHEZ MARTÍN, MILAGROSA
External publication No
Means Rev. Psicol. Deporte
Scope Article
Nature Científica
JCR Quartile 4
SJR Quartile 3
SJR Impact 0.45200
Area International
Publication date 01/01/2015
ISI 000358899500013
Abstract The aim of the present study was to examine the influence of the main two elements of perfectionism (CM, concern over mistakes and PS, personal standards) on eating disorders risk factors in dancers. Based on the literature, we tested the role of CM and PS over diet and mood related symptoms, and the function of performance anxiety and body dissatisfaction as the main mediators in the model. Two hundreds and eighty one female dancers (M=15.28; SDage = 2.32) from two Spanish dance conservatoires participated in this study. Structural modelling was used to test the hypothesized model. Results confirm the different influence of PS and CM on dieting and the presence of symptoms of mood disorders and performance anxiety just in the debilitative perfectionism path. In conclusion, the presence of CM might be key to differentiate dancers at higher risk of eating disorder due to its association with the variables traditionally associated to this.
Keywords Concern over Mistakes; Personal Standards; Body Dissatisfaction; Performance Anxiety; Depression; Diet; Debilitative Perfectionism
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