Author: Mahwish Idrees
Supervisor: Dr. Iram Fatima
University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan
Present study intended to explore self silencing and self esteem in women and how these two variables were related in disrupting their eating patterns. The Rosenberg Self Esteem Scale (Rosenberg, 1965) was used to measure self esteem; silencing the Self Scale (Jack & Dill, 1992) was used to measure self silencing and Disordered Eating Behavior Scale (Muazzam &Khalid, 2010) was used to measure disordered eating. Data was collected from the sample of 60 female employees (M age = 27.51, SD = 3.54) from different banks of Lahore, belonging to both private and government sectors. It was hypothesized there would be positive correlation between self silencing and disordered eating. Secondly, there would be a negative correlation between self esteem and disordered eating. Furthermore it was hypothesized there would likely to be a negative correlation between self silencing and self esteem and self esteem is likely to mediate between self silencing and disordered eating. Results from Pearson Product Moment correlation demonstrated a negative correlation existed between self esteem and disordered eating as well as a negative correlation was found between self silencing and self esteem. No correlation was found between self silencing and disordered eating. Results from Structural Equation Modeling with AMOS concluded that self esteem partially mediated between self silencing and disordered eating.
Keywords: self-silencing, self esteem, disordered eating.
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