1 Department of Psychology Allameh Tabatabaei University, Tehran, Iran.

2 Department of Psychology Allameh Tabatabaei University, Tehran, Iran

3 Associate professor, Department of Psychology Allameh Tabatabaei University, Tehran, Iran.


Background: The prevalence of disordered eating behaviors has been reported to increase in recent decades; therefore, the search for specific psychological variables that may contribute to the etiology of this disorder is of great importance. The current study examined the mediating role of the emotion regulation difficulties on the relationship between body image disturbance and disordered eating behavior among students.
Materials and Methods: This cross-sectional study was performed in 2014 upon a sample consisting of 264 students in Allame Tabatabaie University were selected based on a Morgan formula and multi-stage cluster random sampling. Then, participants responded to the questionnaires of emotion regulation difficulties of Gratz and Roemer (2004), The Multidimensional Body-Self Relations Questionnaire (MBSRQ) of Cash (2000) and eating attitudes test of Garner and Garfinkel (1979). The data were analyzed by correlation techniques and multiple regressions.
Results: The results showed that there was internal significant correlation among emotion regulation difficulties, body image disturbance and disordered eating behaviors (p



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