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The investigation of the link between perceived stress, perfectionism, body image perception and steroid hormones in late adolescent females during the menstrual cycle

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dc.contributor.advisor Ünal, Bengi
dc.contributor.author Urhan, Ece
dc.date.accessioned 2021-01-25T06:41:29Z
dc.date.available 2021-01-25T06:41:29Z
dc.date.issued 2020-01
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12485/735
dc.description.abstract The studies in this thesis aimed to investigate the link between perceived stress, perfectionism, body image perception and steroid hormones in late adolescent females during the menstrual cycle. Literature suggests that body dissatisfaction in women is associated with the etiology of some psychopathologies such as anxiety, depression and eating disorders. These psychopathologies are also highly related with perfectionism. However, there are not enough studies investigating the correlation between perfectionism and body image perception from biological perspective. Therefore, 82 naturally cycling female undergraduates between the ages of 18 to 26 participated in a experimental study in which their steroid hormones (cortisol, estrogen and progesterone) levels were measured. Also, perfectionism, body satisfaction, perceived stress scores and body-related stroop task response times were calculated. The regression analyses showed that adaptive perfectionism and body satisfaction were correlated positively. In addition, moderation analyses indicated that the effects of cortisol which is a stress hormone were moderated by maladaptive perfectionism in the context of body image perception. The findings of the current study provided insights to the importance of biological aspect of body image perception and perfectionism in late adolescence females during the menstrual cycle. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher THE DEPARTMENT OF DEVELOPMENTAL FOCUSED CLINICAL CHILD AND ADOLESCENT PSYCHOLOGY en_US
dc.subject Late adolescence females en_US
dc.subject Menstrual cycle en_US
dc.subject Perfectionism en_US
dc.subject Body image perception en_US
dc.subject Steroid hormone en_US
dc.title The investigation of the link between perceived stress, perfectionism, body image perception and steroid hormones in late adolescent females during the menstrual cycle en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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