Psych project - Jazzer Estrellanes BABA-1C Social and Body...

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Jazzer Estrellanes BABA-1C Social and Body Self-esteem in Adolescents with Eating Disorders Araceli Gila, Josefina Castro*, Mª José Gómez, and Josep Toro Hospital Clínic Universitari, Barcelona, España I. Summary of the Article The article actually features a research study developed by Araceli Gila, Josephina Castro, Jose Gomez, and Josep Toro. Apparently, the study was about the social and body self- esteem of persons with eating disorders. Its main objectives were to analyze or evaluate the social and body self-esteem of adolescents with eating disorders and to assess the psychometric properties of the SEED, which stands for Self-Esteem in Eating Disorders. SEED is actually a questionnaire developed by M. Launer. It is devised to evaluate the variables to be studied, wherein the items of the questionnaire assess the ideas of the subject with regards to the different aspects in his/her body, feelings of deserving appreciation from others, and of being understood by others. The SEED questionnaire was given to 170 patients with eating disorders, wherein 115 have anorexia, and 55 have bulimia. Aside from the patients, the questionnaire was also given to 359 school girls from the general population for comparative purposes. In other words, two groups of people were studied. One group contains the eating disordered patients, while the other group represents the normal population. Furthermore, the questionnaire was administered during a normal class day, after permission was obtained from the school authorities of course. To understand more about the characteristics of SEED, it is actually a self-administered test consisting of 20 items which are related to feelings of self-contempt with regards to the social aspect, and to the body shape and weight. There are four possible answers in each question and the subjects can only choose one out of four.
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In relation to the experiment, various statistical tools were used to assess the whole study. Cronbach’s alpha coefficient was used to measure the questionnaire’s internal consistency, while test-retest reliability was measured through the means of Pearson Product Moment Correlation Coefficient. Others would include, Factor Analysis, VARIMAX rotations, standard deviations, etc. After the experiment, several results were accumulated to formulate various conclusions. First of all, the results pointed out that the SEED questionnaire demonstrated good internal consistency, and it also showed adequate test-retest reliability. Furthermore, it was also discovered that patients with eating disorders actually have lower social and body self-esteem than those of the general population. In other words, the study was able to accomplish its objectives. II.
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