Cognitive and Personality Traits of Social Media Users With Eating Disorders




anorexia, bulimia, cognitive and personality traits


This work aims to study the personality and cognitive characteristics of social media users with eating disorders. The work involved 209 people (84 women with anorexia nervosa, 82 women with bulimia nervosa, a control group of 43 healthy women). The Eating Behavior Rating Scale (EBRS), Cognitive-behavioral Patterns in Eating Disorders Questionnaire, 16-factor Personality Questionnaire, and the Dysfunctional Relations Scale (DRS) were used to assess cognitive and personal characteristics of people with eating disorders. It was found in the work that emotional instability, anxiety, and suspicion are characteristic personality traits for persons with eating disorders. It has been found that individuals with anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa have different cognitive characteristics. The cognitive characteristics of individuals with eating disorders are correlated with their personality traits.


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Vorobyeva, E., & Nimchenko, A. (2022). Cognitive and Personality Traits of Social Media Users With Eating Disorders . International Journal of Cognitive Research in Science, Engineering and Education (IJCRSEE), 10(3), 139–147.



Received 2022-08-11
Accepted 2022-12-04
Published 2022-12-20