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dc.contributor.authorKane, Jessica L
dc.contributor.authorHyde, Melissa K
dc.contributor.authorHamilton, Kyra
dc.date.accessioned2018-07-30T01:30:31Z
dc.date.available2018-07-30T01:30:31Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.issn1463-5240
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/14635240.2014.965842
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/66423
dc.description.abstractBinge eating (BE) among female university students is rising in prevalence and few studies have considered the role of social cognitive processes in decisions to engage in BE. This study adopted a theory of planned behavior (TPB) belief-based approach to examine the beliefs that underpin female university students' intentions to BE. Participants (N = 250) completed self-report questionnaires assessing BE intentions and the TPB behavioral (advantages and disadvantages of BE), normative (important others approving/disapproving of BE), and control (barriers toward and motivators for BE) belief measures. For analyses, participants were grouped based on a median split of the overall intention score into those with higher and lower intentions to binge eat. Differences in the TPB beliefs about BE between these two groups were then assessed. Female students with higher intentions to binge eat differed significantly in their endorsement of the likely beliefs related to BE, compared to female students with lower intentions to binge eat. The results suggest that interventions to decrease BE in the female student population should reduce the associated advantages (e.g., stress relief and feelings of comfort), enhance perceptions of disapproval for BE from important others (e.g., partner and friends), provide education about the health implications to strengthen the perceived barriers discouraging BE, and suggest healthy alternatives to overcome the factors (e.g., being alone and boredom) motivating BE.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherRoutledge
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1
dc.relation.ispartofpageto10
dc.relation.ispartofjournalInternational Journal of Health Promotion and Education
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchHealth, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPublic Health and Health Services
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode170106
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1117
dc.titleExploring female university students’ beliefs about binge eating
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
dc.description.versionAccepted Manuscript (AM)
gro.rights.copyright© 2014 American Alliance for Theatre & Education. Published by Taylor & Francis (Routledge). This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in the International Journal of Health Promotion and Education on 01 Oct 2014, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14635240.2014.965842
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gro.griffith.authorHyde, Melissa K.
gro.griffith.authorHamilton, Kyra


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