The moderating role of resilience on the relationship between perceived stress and binge eating symptoms among young adult women

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Objective Adolescence and young adulthood are developmental periods during the life course that are sometimes associated with heightened stress and engagement in binge eating. Binge eating has been linked to psychiatric comorbidity, poorer physical health, and lower quality of life. However, less is known about protective factors that could buffer against binge eating behaviors. The current study examined the moderating role of resilience on the relationship between perceived stress and binge eating symptoms among emerging adult female college students. Method Participants were 297 young adult women aged 18?25?years (Mage?=?19.22, SD?=?1.51; 52% self-identifying as a racial/ethnic minority) with Body Mass Index ranging from 15 to 66 (MBMI?=?25.01, SD?=?6.18). Women completed this cross-sectional study while they were attending universities in the Western or Southern United States. Participants provided demographic and height/weight information, and completed the following measures: Perceived Stress Scale, Binge Eating Scale, and Brief Resilience Scale. Results Higher perceived stress was significantly associated with more severe binge eating symptoms (b?=?0.31; p?

AuthorThurston, Idia B.; Hardin, Robin; Kamody, Rebecca C.; Herbozo, Sylvia; Kaufman, Caroline
JournalEating Behaviors

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