Title: Differences in eating styles between overweight and normal-weight youngsters
Authors: Braet, Caroline
Claus, Line
Goossens, Lien
Moens, Ellen
Van Vlierberghe, Leen
Soetens, Barbara #
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: Sage Publications
Series Title: Journal of Health Psychology vol:13 issue:6 pages:733-743
Abstract: Differences in eating styles between overweight and normal-weight youngsters were investigated with a child version of the Dutch Eating Behavior Questionnaire (DEBQ). Subjects were children (n = 1458; M: 10.1; SD = 1.3) and adolescents (n = 1016; M: 14.9; SD = 1.5). Overweight adolescent girls scored high on emotional eating while overweight adolescent boys displayed more external eating. In overweight children, already 10.5 per cent displayed emotional eating and 38.4 per cent reported external eating. All overweight youngsters reported restrained attitudes. Eating styles were positively associated with indicators of eating pathology. The results suggest the use of appropriate norms that take into account the child's age, gender and overweight status.
ISSN: 1359-1053
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Non-KU Leuven Association publications
# (joint) last author

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