Self-esteem and the prevention of eating disorders

Catherine M. Shisslak, Marjorie Crago, Ralph Renger, Ann Clark-Wagner

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This article begins by reviewing the literature linking self esteem to eating disorders (EDs) in girls. Prevention strategies used to enhance self-esteem and some of the limitations of these approaches are then discussed. The article concludes with a presentation of a model that addresses these shortcomings and that will help guide the design, implementation, and evaluation of future, prevention programs targeting EDs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)105-117
Number of pages13
JournalEating Disorders
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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