Emotional eating moderates the relationship between implicit measures of attitudes and chocolate consumption
Version of Record online: 5 OCT 2010
Copyright © 2010 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
European Journal of Personality
Volume 25, Issue 5, pages 317–325, September/October 2011
How to Cite
Ayres, K., Prestwich, A., Conner, M. and Smith, P. (2011), Emotional eating moderates the relationship between implicit measures of attitudes and chocolate consumption. Eur. J. Pers., 25: 317–325. doi: 10.1002/per.793
- Issue online: 21 SEP 2011
- Version of Record online: 5 OCT 2010
- Manuscript Accepted: 25 JUL 2010
- Manuscript Revised: 22 JUL 2010
- Manuscript Received: 26 JAN 2010
- emotional eating;
- implicit measures, attitudes;
Emotional eaters tend to eat more when emotionally aroused and their food-related actions are associated with lack of control. Two studies tested the hypothesis that implicit measures of attitudes would be more strongly associated with the dietary behaviour of emotional eaters. In both Study 1 (N = 32) and Study 2 (N = 101), participants completed the DEBQ sub-scale of emotional eating and implicit measures of attitude, explicit attitude and behaviour measures concerning chocolate consumption. In both studies, high emotional eaters were more likely than low emotional eaters to eat in line with their implicit measures of attitudes. The relationship between implicit measures of attitudes and food intake varies as a function of emotional eating style. Copyright © 2010 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.