Neuroticism and conscientiousness as predictors of emotional, external, and restrained eating behaviors
Article first published online: 6 JUL 2001
Copyright © 2001 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
International Journal of Eating Disorders
Volume 30, Issue 2, pages 161–166, September 2001
How to Cite
Heaven, P. C.L., Mulligan, K., Merrilees, R., Woods, T. and Fairooz, Y. (2001), Neuroticism and conscientiousness as predictors of emotional, external, and restrained eating behaviors. Int. J. Eat. Disord., 30: 161–166. doi: 10.1002/eat.1068
- Issue published online: 6 JUL 2001
- Article first published online: 6 JUL 2001
- Manuscript Accepted: 9 APR 2001
- eating behaviors
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.
Respondents were 167 psychology students (126 females and 41 males) who volunteered for the study.
Body mass index (BMI) and gender had significant main effects on eating behaviors. These results were moderated by a significant BMI × Gender interaction on emotional eating. Eating behaviors were significantly related to the personality facets associated with Neuroticism and Conscientiousness.
The results are discussed with reference to previous research on eating behaviors and the nature of Neuroticism and Conscientiousness. © 2001 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Int J Eat Disord 30: 161–166, 2001.