Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://dx.doi.org/10.23668/psycharchives.723
Title: A regulatory focus perspective on eating behavior: How prevention and promotion focus relates to emotional, external, and restrained eating.
Authors: Pfattheicher, S.
Sassenrath, C.
Issue Date: 2014
Abstract: By applying regulatory focus theory (RFT) to the context of eating behavior, the present research examines the relations between individual differences in the two motivational orientations as conceptualized in RFT, that is, prevention-focused and promotion-focused self-regulation and emotional, external, and restrained eating. Building on a representative study conducted in the Netherlands (N = 4,230), it is documented that individual differences in prevention focus are positively related to emotional eating whereas negligible associations are found in regards to external and restrained eating. Individual differences in promotion focus are positively related to external eating whereas negligible associations are found in regards to emotional and restrained eating. In relating RFT to different eating styles we were able to document significant relations of basic self-regulatory orientations with regard to essential daily behavior associated with health and well-being. The implications for changing eating styles are discussed.
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12034/515
http://dx.doi.org/10.23668/psycharchives.723
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