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Int J Eat Disord. 2001 Sep;30(2):161-6.

Neuroticism and conscientiousness as predictors of emotional, external, and restrained eating behaviors.

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  • 1Department of Psychology, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, Australia. Patrick_Heaven@uow.edu.au

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

We investigated the extent to which different forms of eating behavior as assessed by the Dutch Eating Behaviour Questionnaire are related to facets of the Big Five personality domains.

METHOD:

Respondents were 167 psychology students (126 females and 41 males) who volunteered for the study.

RESULTS:

Body mass index (BMI) and gender had significant main effects on eating behaviors. These results were moderated by a significant BMI x Gender interaction on emotional eating. Eating behaviors were significantly related to the personality facets associated with Neuroticism and Conscientiousness.

DISCUSSION:

The results are discussed with reference to previous research on eating behaviors and the nature of Neuroticism and Conscientiousness.

Copyright 2001 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

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11449449
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