The study is aimed at an attempt to evaluate the intensification of feeling of anger and coping strategies in Polish and French patients with bulimia nervosa. 30 Polish adolescent girls and 14 French adolescent girls suffering from bulimia nervosa were examined. The study methods included the Self-Expression and Control Scale by Van Elderena et al. (1997) and the Brief COPE by Carvera (1997). The results revealed significant differences between the experimental groups in coping strategies. Polish bulimic patients make less use of coping strategies based on positive reinterpretation (p lower than 0,01), humour (p lower than 0,001), and acceptance (p lower than 0,05) and they show a significantly higher alcohol-drug disengagement (p lower than 0,001) than the French patients. In addition, Polish clinical group show a significantly higher anger-out (p lower than 0,001).
A. Brytek, Uniwersytet Slask iw Katowicach, Instytut Psychologii, ul. M. Grazynskiego 53, 40-126 Katowice, Poland
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