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Positive psychology and subclinical eating disorders in South Africa : a literature review / Kirsten D.K.

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dc.contributor.author Kirsten, Doret Karen en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-09-10T16:26:44Z
dc.date.available 2012-09-10T16:26:44Z
dc.date.issued 2011 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10394/7369
dc.description Thesis (M.A. (Clinical Psychology))--North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus, 2012.
dc.description.abstract Rapid 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.publisher North-West University
dc.subject Body dissatisfaction en_US
dc.subject Drive for thinness en_US
dc.subject Positive psychology en_US
dc.subject Mindfulness en_US
dc.subject Psychological well-being en_US
dc.subject Secondary prevention en_US
dc.subject Self-compassion en_US
dc.subject Self-esteem en_US
dc.subject Self-forgiveness en_US
dc.subject Self-objectification en_US
dc.subject Subclinical eating disorders en_US
dc.subject Self-kindness en_US
dc.subject Liggaamsontevredenheid en_US
dc.subject Dryfveer vir maerwees en_US
dc.subject Positiewe sielkunde en_US
dc.subject Bedagtheid en_US
dc.subject Psigologiese welstand en_US
dc.subject Sekondêre voorkoming en_US
dc.subject Selfdeernis en_US
dc.subject Eiewaarde en_US
dc.subject Selfvergifnis en_US
dc.subject Selfobjektivering en_US
dc.subject Subkliniese eetversteurings en_US
dc.subject Self-vriendelikheid en_US
dc.title Positive psychology and subclinical eating disorders in South Africa : a literature review / Kirsten D.K. en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.thesistype Masters en_US


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