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The aim of the present study was to compare the participants who have and do not have eating disorder symptoms on perfectionist traits, emotion regulation difficulties and eating styles. Additionally, it was aimed to investigate the relationships of eating disorder symptoms with perfectionist traits, emotion regulation difficulties, and the eating styles. The sample of the study was composed of 275 adult participants in Turkey who had weight problem and aged between 18 and 65. The Dutch Eating Behavior Questionnaire (DEBQ) was used to assess the participants’ eating styles, Difficulties in Emotion Regulation Scale (DERS) was used to assess the participants’ emotion regulation difficulties, Short Form of the Revised Almost Perfect Scale (APS-R) was used to assess the participants’ perfectionist traits, and REZZY Eating Disorders Scale was used to assess the participants’ eating disorder symptoms. The data was analyzed by SPSS 16.0 and independent group t-tests, Pearson Correlation and Hierarchical Regression analyses were conducted. The results of the study showed that there were significant differences between participants who had eating disorder symptoms and others who did not, in terms of perfectionist characteristics, level of emotion regulation difficulties and eating styles. On the other hand, it was found that eating disorder symptoms were correlated with body mass index, eating styles, contradiction factor of the perfectionism construct, total score of emotion regulation difficulties and other emotion regulation factors except awareness. Furthermore, the regression analysis has yielded that the symptoms of eating disorders were associated with body mass index, contradiction factor of the maladaptive perfectionism, non- acceptance dimension of emotion regulation difficulties, and external and emotional eating styles. The findings have been discussed in the light of the relevant literature, and the clinical results, limitations of the study as well as suggestions for future studies have also been provided.
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