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emotional eating behavior, stress, depression
Aim: The purpose of this study is to investigate the relationship of emotional eating behavior with stress and depression in adults.
Methods: This is a descriptive and cross-sectional study. The sample of the study consisted of 384 individuals who satisfied the study’s inclusion criteria and volunteered to participate in the study. The data of the study were collected with the method of face to face interview using a personal information form, the Emotional Eating Scale, Ways of Coping Questionnaire and Beck Depression Inventory.
Results: In the study, the Pearson's correlation analysis revealed a negative correlation between EES and the Effective Coping subscale (p<0.01). There was a positive correlation between EES and the Ineffective Coping subscale scores and the total mean score of depression. The predictive power of the linear regression model was calculated as 53%. While the scores for EES were positively correlated with variables such as BMI, ineffective coping methods, Beck Depression Inventory scores, they were negatively correlated with age and effective coping methods levels.
Conclusion: This study found significant relationships in the positive direction between emotional eating and scores of ineffective coping methods and depression.
Keywords: emotional eating behavior, stress, depression
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