The principal aim of the study was to investigate the relationship between trust in attachment relationships to parents and peers, and eating disorders by analyzing the possible moderating effect of interpersonal perfectionism and insecurity on this relation. The sample of this research consists of 699 students (478 females, 221 males), aged between 15 and 18 years, to whom three questionnaires were administered: Eating Attitudes Test (EAT-26), Eating Disorder Inventory (EDI-3), Inventory of Parent (IPPA-G) and Peer Attachment (IPPA-P). The results showed that, as for girls, perfectionism affects and moderates the relationship between trust in the relationship of attachment to parents and eating disorders; as for males, however, interpersonal insecurity has a moderating effect on the influence exerted by trust in their attachment to peers. As a consequence, low trust in peers may determinate the development of dysfunctional eating behavior.
La fiducia nell'attaccamento ai genitori e ai pari e i disturbi del comportamento alimentare in adolescenza / Laghi, Fiorenzo; Baiocco, Roberto; E., Ghezzi; Petrocchi, Nicola; Pace, CECILIA SERENA. - In: PSICOLOGIA CLINICA DELLO SVILUPPO. - ISSN 1824-078X. - STAMPA. - (2012), pp. 557-578.