The Japanese Journal of Personality
Online ISSN : 1349-6174
Print ISSN : 1348-8406
ISSN-L : 1348-8406
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Effectiveness of Self-Compassionate Writing Intervention for Female University Students:An Attempt to Prevent Eating Disorders
Yuna MatsuokaDaisuke ItoKeiji Iwai
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2023 Volume 32 Issue 2 Pages 75-78


This study examined the effectiveness of self-compassionate writing intervention as a preventive measure for eating disorders. The effects of the intervention were measured using scales of body dissatisfaction, drive for thinness, self-compassion, and body appreciation. Participants in the analysis were 30 female university students randomly assigned to the intervention group or the control group. A two-way repeated measures analysis of variance showed that the effects on the drive for thinness and body dissatisfaction might exist. However, further examination in future studies is necessary to confirm these findings.

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