Type A/B Personality in Disordered Eating and Anxiety among Younger Adult

Author: Attiya Munir

Supervisor: Ms. Maha Khalid

Degree: MSc

Year: 2011-2013

University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan


The present research investigated disordered eating and anxiety among younger adults of type A/B personality. This research focuses on the disordered eating behavior among young adults ranges from age 19 to 25. Between research design was used. Sample was selected from University of the Punjab and purposive sampling technique was used. It was hypothesized that there is likely to be gender difference present in disorder eating and anxiety. It was also hypothesized that there is a relation between anxiety and disordered eating. Disordered Eating Behavior Scale and Hamilton Anxiety Scale were used. A/B Personality Behavior Pattern Scale was also used to assess personality type of the participants. Independent sample t-test, correlation and regression analysis were used to analyze the data. Results from correlation analysis showed that there is significant relationship between anxiety and disordered eating behavior. Finding of the study showed that disordered eating is a significant predictor of anxiety among females. The research will be helpful for future studies to deal with disordered eating behavior and understanding causes of disordered eating among youth of Pakistan. The research will also be helpful for studying risk factors that are increasing disordered eating among youth of Pakistan.

Keywords: Disordered Eating, Anxiety, Personality, Adults.

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Corresponding Address: Department of Applied Psychology, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan. Email: chairperson@appsy.pu.edu.pk, Phone: 92-42-9231245

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