Relationship Between Eating Behaviors and Stress

Johnson, Heather and Knight-Maloney, Melissa (2011) Relationship Between Eating Behaviors and Stress. [Abstract]

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The purpose of this study was to determine if there is a relationship between eating behaviors and stress. The characteristics of the subjects participating in the study included male and female college students ranging between 18 to 24 years of age. A total of 105 subjects (57 females, 48 males) were chosen on a volunteer basis, they were asked to read and sign an informed consent to ensure their compliance for participating before the Eating Attitudes Test 26 and the Mood Anxiety Inventory surveys were administrated to them. The results were then collected and calculated using a simple correlation analysis in order to determine the relationship between eating attitudes and stress. The results showed that stress (MAI) was moderately correlated with eating behaviors (EAT 26) in women with an r value of .48 and a relatively low relationship with an r value of .38 in male participates (p < .05). However, the statistical outcome of the study relatively supported there is a relationship between stress and eating behaviors in both male and female participates with a greater EAT 26 score, r value of .72 for males and .51 for females as well as a moderate relationship in the female participates.

Item Type: Abstract
Created by Student or Faculty: Student
Additional Information: 6th Annual Natural & Behavioral Sciences Undergraduate Research Symposium Program
Uncontrolled Keywords: Eating Behaviors, Stress, Eating Attitudes Test 26, Mood Anxiety Inventory, Analysis Of Variance, Behavioral Assessment, Factor Analysis, Health Behavior, Psychological Tests, Questionnaires, Sampling (statistics), Sex Distribution (demography), Statistics, Stress (psychology), Students, Data Analysis
Subjects: School of Natural and Behavioral Sciences > Exercise Science
NBS Symposium
Interdisciplinary > Pre-Health
School of Natural and Behavioral Sciences > Psychology
School of Natural and Behavioral Sciences > Public Health
Depositing User: Alejandro Marquez
Date Deposited: 22 May 2013 13:07
Last Modified: 22 May 2013 13:07

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