Léblová, Petra
October 2010
E-psychologie;2010, Vol. 4 Issue 3, p1
Academic Journal
The research target was to find out whether there are some differences in the level of creative imagination among patients with eating disorders and a comparison (non-clinical) group. Another aim was to use the Creative Imagination Scale (CIS) as a measure for suggestibility/hypnotic susceptibility which were put in the context of cognitive style field dependence - independence. There are some hypotheses tested which concern differences in the field dependence between patients with eating disorders and the comparison group. Research was attended by 46 girls and women with eating disorder diagnoses at the age between 14 - 48 years and 46 girls and women from non-clinical population at the age between 16 - 33 years. We used CIS to examine the level of creative imagination and Group Embedded Figures Test (GEFT) to identify field dependence - independence. Eating Attitude Test (EAT-26) was presented to distinguish between patients with eating disorders and the comparison group and the body image issues have been recovered by Stunkard silhouette test. The results reflect that there are no demonstrable differences in the level of creative imagination between the group with eating disorders and the comparison (non-clinical) group. It was found that people with eating disorders are significantly more field dependent than the comparison group (p < 0,01) and it was also found that there is a greater field dependence of people with inadequate body image.


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