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ERIC Number: EJ897496
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-1499-4046
Emotional Intelligence and Emotional Eating Patterns: A New Insight into the Antecedents of Eating Disorders?
Zysberg, Leehu; Rubanov, Anna
Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, v42 n5 p345-348 Sep-Oct 2010
Objective: To examine the association between emotional intelligence (EI) and emotional eating. The authors hypothesized that EI will negatively associate with emotional eating. Methods: A correlational study, conducted in a convenience sample. The researchers personally approached working adults in their workplaces. Ninety Israelis, selected to approximate the general working population, filled out EI and emotional eating standard measures, the Wong and Law Emotional Intelligence Scale and the Praeger questionnaire. Also gathered were data regarding sex, age, and education. Pearson correlations followed by hierarchical regressions were used to examine the associations between the core measures, controlling for background factors. Results: Findings supported the hypothesis (r = 0.72; P less than 0.001). Controlling for background factors, the partial correlation was r = 0.66 (P less than 0.001). Higher scores in the Praeger measure reflect less emotional eating. Conclusions and implications: The authors propose that the present findings may serve future research as well as practitioners interested in identification of at-risk populations or seeking screening measures for the above issue. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Israel