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dc.creatorEneva, Kalina T.
dc.creatorMurray, Susan
dc.creatorO’Garro-Moore, Jared
dc.creatorYiu, Angelina
dc.creatorAlloy, Lauren B.
dc.creatorAvena, Nicole M.
dc.creatorChen, Eunice
dc.identifier.citationEneva, K. T., Murray, S., O’Garro-Moore, J., Yiu, A., Alloy, L. B., Avena, N. M., Chen, E. Y. (2017) Reward and punishment sensitivity and disordered eating behaviors in men and women. Journal of Eating Disorders, 5: 6.
dc.description.abstractBackground: Reward and punishment sensitivities have been identified as potential contributors to binge eating and compensatory behaviors, though few studies have examined gender differences in these behaviors. Method: A college-aged sample (N = 1,022) completed both the Eating Disorders Diagnostic Scale (EDDS) and Sensitivity to Punishment/Sensitivity to Reward Questionnaire (SPSRQ). Results: Rates of binge eating were similar in males and females. Among those reporting compensatory behaviors, women reported engaging in compensatory behaviors more frequently than men. Sensitivity to reward and sensitivity to punishment were both positively associated with binge eating frequency in both genders. In contrast, women with high reward sensitivity reported engaging in compensatory behaviors more frequently. Conclusions: Rates of binge eating and compensatory weight control behaviors were similar between college-aged males and females, though females who engaged in compensatory behaviors did so more frequently than males. Sensitivity to punishment was greater in females, whereas sensitivity to reward was greater in males. Reward and punishment sensitivity were each positively associated with binge eating in both males and females, while only reward sensitivity was positively associated with compensatory behaviors in females.
dc.format.extent6 pages
dc.relation.ispartofOpen Access Publishing Fund (OAPF)
dc.relation.haspartJournal of Eating Disorders, Vol. 5, Article number 6
dc.relation.isreferencedbyBioMed Central
dc.rightsAttribution CC BY
dc.subjectEating disorders
dc.subjectReward sensitivity
dc.subjectPunishment sensitivity
dc.subjectGender differences
dc.titleReward and punishment sensitivity and disordered eating behaviors in men and women
dc.type.genreJournal article
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dc.description.schoolcollegeTemple University. College of Liberal Arts
dc.description.sponsorNational Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
dc.description.sponsorTemple University Libraries Open Access Publishing Fund, 2016-2017 (Philadelphia, Pa.)
dc.temple.creatorEneva, Kalina T.
dc.temple.creatorMurray, Susan
dc.temple.creatorO’Garro-Moore, Jared
dc.temple.creatorYiu, Angelina
dc.temple.creatorAlloy, Lauren B.
dc.temple.creatorAvena, Nicole M.
dc.temple.creatorChen, Eunice Y.

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