Teenage Girls with Eating Disorders Research Proposal by Nicky

Teenage Girls with Eating Disorders
Presents a research project including an extensive literature review and a qualitative study to understand the major causes of problems with self esteem and depression in eating disorders among teenage girls.
# 147749 | 5,650 words | 21 sources | APA | 2011 | US

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This paper looks at a research project seeking a general theory about the personal characteristics of people with eating disorders, the factors that cause eating disorders among teenagers and the relationship of eating disorders to depression and to social and ethnic backgrounds. Next, the author relates data from reported research about the impact of cultural belief and body image, anxiety, social settings, parental behavior, economic issues, emotional expression, ethnic identity, stress, and physical-self on eating disorder habits. The paper explains the research methodology, using a cross-section perspective and non-probability purposive sampling, and the findings of this study.

Table of Contents:
Literature Review
Problem Statement
Background of the Study
Background on Eating Disorders and Depression
Background on Self-Esteem and Eating Disorders
Research Philosophy
Research Approach
Research Type and Time line
Data Collection Methods
Data Evaluation
Qualitative Method
Qualitative Validity
Sampling Strategy
Data Analysis
The Impact of Cultural Belief and Body Image on Eating Habits
The Impact of Anxiety on Eating Disorders amongst Adolescents
The Impact of Social Settings on Teenage Eating Disorder Habits
The Impact of Parental Behavior on Eating Disorder Habits
The Impact of Economic Issues on Eating Disorder Habits
The Impact of Emotional Expression on Eating Disorder Habits
The Impact of Ethnic Identity on Eating Disorder Habits
The Impact of Stress on Eating Disorder Habits
The Impact of the Physical-Self on Eating Disorder Habits
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From the Paper:

"The problem with the existence of different cultures all over the world is that it becomes extremely difficult for the migrants and/or minorities to strike a balance between their own cultural principles and standards while surviving amongst a majority group who has conflicting traditions. The adolescents in the minority have the difficult task of finding their identity within the framework of the culture that their parents are teaching them and the culture that they have to come across in their social interactions. This influence of the conflicting social culture is one of the reasons why the migrant children seem to have more clashes and disagreements with the standards of their parents' culture."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Bailer UF, Frank GK, Henry SE et al. (2005). Altered brain serotonin 5-HT1A receptor binding after recovery from anorexia nervosa measured by positron emission tomography. Archives of General Psychiatry, 62, 1032-1041.
  • Bloks H, Hoek HW, Callewaert I et al. (2004). Stability of personality traits in patients who received intensive treatment for a severe eating disorder. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 192, 129-138.
  • Bulik CM, Klump KL, Thornton L et al. (2004). Alcohol use disorder comorbidity in eating disorders: a multicenter study. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 65, 1000-1006.
  • Byrne, B. (2000) Relationships between Anxiety, Fear Self-Esteem, and Coping Strategies in Adolescence. Adolescence. 35. 137.
  • Cohen, L. Manion, L. and Morrison, K. (2000). Research Methods in Education. Routledge Falmer. London.

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APA Format

Teenage Girls with Eating Disorders (2011, June 24) Retrieved January 29, 2023, from https://www.academon.com/research-proposal/teenage-girls-with-eating-disorders-147749/

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