Title

Maternal parenting styles as perceived by female adolescents with eating disorder symptoms

Date of Publication

1997

Document Type

Master's Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science in Guidance and Counseling

Subject Categories

Counseling | Counseling Psychology

College

Br. Andrew Gonzalez FSC College of Education

Department/Unit

Counseling and Educational Psychology

Thesis Adviser

Ma. Belen L. Vergara

Defense Panel Chair

Dr. Naomi R. Ruiz

Defense Panel Member

Dr. Salud P. Evangelista
Dr. Carmelita Pabiton

Abstract/Summary

This study identifies female adolescents with eating disorder symptoms and examines the relationship between maternal parenting style and eating disorder symptoms. The study used a descriptive-correlational design. The stratified random sampling was used to gather 85 female adolescents with ages 13-17 years and who were all attending private high school in Metro Manila. Eating Disorder Inventory-2 (EDI-2) and Parental Bonding Instrument (PBI) were used to gather data. The Pearson Product Moment Correlation was used to establish the relationship between eating disorder symptoms and parenting style. The findings showed that there is an existence of eating disorder symptoms among female adolescents. Of 85 subjects, 76 percent showed eating disorder symptoms while 24 percent did not exhibit disorder symptoms. Of 65 female adolescents with eating disorder symptoms, 84.62 percent perceived their mothers as having authoritative parenting style. All female adolescents without eating disorder symptoms perceived their mothers as having authoritative parenting style. There were no significant relationships between authoritative maternal parenting style and the following eating disorder symptoms: maturity fears (r=.08 p.05), bulimia (r=.13, p.05), interoceptive awareness (r=.10,p.05), ineffectiveness (r=.18,p.05), drive for thinness (r=.10, p.05),0 interpersonal distrust (r=.21, p.05), perfectionism (r=.11, p.05), and body dissatisfaction (r=10, p.05). There were no significant relationships between autocratic maternal parenting style and the following

eating disorder symptoms: maturity fears (r=.13, p.05), bulimia (r=.15, p.05), interoceptive awareness (r=.45, p.05), ineffectiveness (r=.41, p.05), drive for thinness (r=.08, p.05), interpersonal distrust (r=.57,p.05), perfectionism (r=.40, p.05), and body dissatisfaction (r=.17, p.05).It can be concluded that Filipino female adolescents are experiencing eating disorder symptoms and that maternal parenting style is not a factor in the development of eating disorder symptoms. Further studies should be made on the factors that may influence the development of eating disorder symptoms such as perceptual, developmental, socio-cultural, and personality factors.

Abstract Format

html

Language

English

Format

Print

Accession Number

TG02684

Shelf Location

Archives, The Learning Commons, 12F Henry Sy Sr. Hall

Physical Description

86 leaves

Keywords

Parenting; Eating disorders in adolescence; Mother and child; Parent and teenager; Adolescents; Filipino

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