The mediating effect of self-concealment on the relationship between self-critical perfectionism and disordered eating behavior

자기 비판적 완벽주의와 이상섭식행동간의 관계에서 자기은폐의 매개효과

  • Received : 2018.01.18
  • Accepted : 2018.04.06
  • Published : 2018.04.30


The purpose of the present study was to examine the mediating effect of self-concealment on the relationship between self-critical perfectionism and disordered eating behavior. Toward this aim, 348 participants responded to the measures of self-critical perfectionism, self-concealment and disordered eating behavior. Correlation analysis revealed that self-critical perfectionism was positively correlated with self-concealment and disordered eating behavior. In addition, self-concealment was positively correlated with disordered eating behavior. Structural equations analysis found that the relationship between self-critical perfectionism and disordered eating behavior had a significant partial mediating effect on self-concealment, meaning that self-critical perfectionism increased disordered eating behavior through high levels of self-concealment. This finding suggests that individuals who place high standards on themselves, and feature fear of negative evaluation from others, are at greater risk for disordered eating behavior. Based on this finding, we discussed suggestions for future research and clinical implications.


Disordered eating behavior;Eating disorder;Self-concealment;Self-critical perfectionism;Maladjusted perfectionism


Supported by : 아주대학교


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