What is the daily (micro-longitudinal) impact of certain behaviours/moods on body dissatisfaction and eating pathology?
Why do some people engage more in such behaviours than others?
Ecological Momentary Assessment (EMA) provides researchers access to the study of behaviour in its natural context, while reducing biases that are associated with retrospective recall. At the same time, EMA can identify fluctuations in longitudinal in-the-moment behaviours (e.g. appearance comparisons) and if they affect state characteristics (such as body dissatisfaction, mood and/or disordered eating). During the last year we have used EMA to assess numerous behaviours (e.g. sexting, appearance comparisons, exposure to fitspiration images, fasting for religious reasons), that have been found to be associated with body dissatisfaction and eating pathology.
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Howard, D., Klettke, B., Ling, M., Krug, I., & Fuller-Tyszkiewicz, M. (2019). Does Body Dissatisfaction Influence Sexting Behaviors in Daily Life? COMPUTERS IN HUMAN BEHAVIOUR, 101, December 2019, 320-326. doi:10.1016/j.chb.2019.07.033
Chia, J. L., Fuller-Tyszkiewicz, M., Buck, K., Chamari, K., Richardson, B. & Krug, I. (2018). An ecological momentary assessment of the effect of fasting during Ramadan on disordered eating behaviors. APPETITE, 127, 44-51. doi:10.1016/j.appet.2018.04.017
Rogers, A., Fuller-Tyszkiewicz, M., Lewis, V., Krug, I., & Richardson, B. (2017). A Person-by-Situation Account of Why Some People More Frequently Engage in Upward Appearance Comparison Behaviors in Everyday Life. BEHAVIOR THERAPY, 48(1), 19-28. doi:10.1016/j.beth.2016.09.007