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dc.contributor.authorKirsten, Doret Karenen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-10T16:26:44Z
dc.date.available2012-09-10T16:26:44Z
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10394/7369
dc.descriptionThesis (M.A. (Clinical Psychology))--North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus, 2012.
dc.description.abstractRapid escalation of Subclinical Eating Disorders (SED) in the form of high levels of body–dissatisfaction (BD) and drive for thinness (DT) globally and locally, and the at–risk status of university females are underscored by recent studies. As yet there exists no South African program tailored to the needs of afflicted female students and which includes a risk–protective focus grounded in Positive Psychology theory. In this chapter a theoretical overview on the nature and definition of SED, its prevalence and the rationale for a risk–protective focus grounded in Positive Psychology theory are provided. Thereafter three preliminary South African studies, namely two correlation studies (De Pãz Fransisco, 2007; Kirsten, Du Plessis & Swanepoel, 2010) and the Weight Over–concern and Well–being program of Kirsten, Du Plessis and Du Toit (2007) are discussed. Findings of these preliminary studies highlight the promise of utilizing Positive Psychology theoretical approaches to practically significantly reduce risk factors and promote protective factors. As such, Well–being therapy (Fava & Ruini, 2003) that promotes the six dimensions of psychological well–being (Ryff & Keyes, 1995), and Self–Determination Theory (Ryan & Deci, 2000) that can promote true self–esteem in the form of self–determination and mindfulness (Kabat–Zinn, 1998), with its inherent self–compassion, kindness and self–forgiving manner, show promise. More in–depth studies with larger samples are however needed.en_US
dc.publisherNorth-West University
dc.subjectBody dissatisfactionen_US
dc.subjectDrive for thinnessen_US
dc.subjectPositive psychologyen_US
dc.subjectMindfulnessen_US
dc.subjectPsychological well-beingen_US
dc.subjectSecondary preventionen_US
dc.subjectSelf-compassionen_US
dc.subjectSelf-esteemen_US
dc.subjectSelf-forgivenessen_US
dc.subjectSelf-objectificationen_US
dc.subjectSubclinical eating disordersen_US
dc.subjectSelf-kindnessen_US
dc.subjectLiggaamsontevredenheiden_US
dc.subjectDryfveer vir maerweesen_US
dc.subjectPositiewe sielkundeen_US
dc.subjectBedagtheiden_US
dc.subjectPsigologiese welstanden_US
dc.subjectSekondêre voorkomingen_US
dc.subjectSelfdeernisen_US
dc.subjectEiewaardeen_US
dc.subjectSelfvergifnisen_US
dc.subjectSelfobjektiveringen_US
dc.subjectSubkliniese eetversteuringsen_US
dc.subjectSelf-vriendelikheiden_US
dc.titlePositive psychology and subclinical eating disorders in South Africa : a literature reviewen
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.thesistypeMastersen_US


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