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The relationship between basic need satisfaction and emotional eating in obesity

Andrews, Robyn, Lowe, Roger D., & Clair, Anne (2011) The relationship between basic need satisfaction and emotional eating in obesity. Australian Journal of Psychology, 63(4), pp. 207-213.

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Abstract

Emotional eating has been identified as a factor that promotes the development and maintenance of obesity and hinders its treatment. This study investigated the relationship between unsatisfied basic needs and emotional eating, including the mediating factors of self-esteem and coping strategies. The results from a survey of 136 obese individuals indicated support for a significant relationship between basic need satisfaction and emotional eating, with a mediating effect of negative coping strategies. These findings extend previous research and provide guidance on how to help individuals who engage in emotional eating by focusing on developing more adaptive coping strategies.

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ID Code: 28951
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: emotional eating, obesity, basic need satisfaction
DOI: 10.1111/j.1742-9536.2011.00021.x
ISSN: 0004-9530
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100) > Health Clinical and Counselling Psychology (170106)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Division of Administrative Services
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 [please consult the authors]
Deposited On: 01 Dec 2009 10:15
Last Modified: 16 Oct 2014 12:05

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