The Mediator Role of Emotion-Focused Coping on the Relationship Between Perceived Stress and Emotional Eating


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Yilmazturk N. H., DEMİR A. G., Celik-Orucu M.

Trends in Psychology, 2022 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s43076-022-00142-1
  • Journal Name: Trends in Psychology
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus, Directory of Open Access Journals
  • Keywords: Emotion-focused coping, Emotional eating, Perceived stress, University students
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

© 2022, Associação Brasileira de Psicologia.The purpose of this study was to investigate the mediating role of emotion-focused coping on the association between perceived stress and emotional eating. A total of 711 university students recruited from two universities in Turkey completed self-reported questionnaires of Perceived Stress Scale (PSS), Coping Styles Inventory (CSI), Three Factor Eating Questionnaire (TFEQ—R21), and a demographic information form. Results of the simple mediational model by bootstrapping method showed a positive relationship between perceived stress and emotional eating. The findings of this study suggest that emotion-focused coping has a mediator role regarding the relationship between perceived stress and emotional eating solely among female participants.