The role of daily hassles in binge eating
Article first published online: 28 MAR 2001
Copyright © 2001 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
International Journal of Eating Disorders
Volume 29, Issue 4, pages 449–454, May 2001
How to Cite
Crowther, J. H., Sanftner, J., Bonifazi, D. Z. and Shepherd, K. L. (2001), The role of daily hassles in binge eating. Int. J. Eat. Disord., 29: 449–454. doi: 10.1002/eat.1041
- Issue published online: 28 MAR 2001
- Article first published online: 28 MAR 2001
- Manuscript Accepted: 15 MAR 2000
- daily hassles;
- Hassles Scale;
- binge eating
The present study investigated the relationship between daily hassles and the frequency and caloric intake of eating episodes among normal-weight women who engage in binging (n = 17) and those who do not (n = 17).
For 2 weeks, participants self-monitored their food intake during the day and completed The Hassles Scale each evening before retiring.
Results indicated that women who engage in binge eating rated daily hassles as significantly more stressful than women who do not binge. Also, women who engage in binge eating consumed significantly more calories on those days characterized by higher as opposed to lower levels of stress.
Theoretical and clinical implications of these findings are discussed. © 2001 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Int J Eat Disord 29: 449–454, 2001.