Academic journal article Journal of Eating Disorders

The Self-Disgust Scale Revised Version: Validation and Relationships with Eating Disorder Symptomatology

Academic journal article Journal of Eating Disorders

The Self-Disgust Scale Revised Version: Validation and Relationships with Eating Disorder Symptomatology

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Author(s): Jessica Moncrieff-Boyd[sup.1], Karina Allen[sup.1], Sue Byrne[sup.1] and Kenneth Nunn[sup.2]

Disgust has been recognised as a significant emotion in Anorexia and Bulimia Nervosa. Self-disgust, a discrete emotional experience characterised by feelings of revulsion and abhorrence at the self, has gained recent empirical attention among psychological conditions such as Major Depressive Disorder, but has yet to be explored in eating disorders. To date, only one self-report measure of self-disgust has been developed. This presentation will address the validation of a revised version of the Self-Disgust Scale (Overton, Markland, Taggart,Bagshaw and Simpson, 2008), which was modified in order to capture self-disgust as a distinct construct assessing visceral qualities of repulsion and abhorrence at the body and self, as well as low levels of self-acceptance. The revised version of the scale was administered to 746 university undergraduates (64% female) and associations were examined between scores on the revised Self-Disgust Scale and scores on the Eating Disorder Examination Questionnaire. …

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