The relationship between basic need satisfaction and emotional eating in obesity
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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|Item Type:||Working Paper|
|Additional Information:||Submitted to "Eating Disorders: the journal of treatment and prevention" for publication|
|Keywords:||emotional eating, obesity, basic need satisfaction|
|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 2009 [please consult the authors]|
|Deposited On:||01 Dec 2009 10:15|
|Last Modified:||05 Sep 2013 16:19|
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