Relationship between healthy life awareness, emotional eating, obesity awareness, and coping stress in adolescents

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Evgin D.

PSYCHOLOGY IN THE SCHOOLS, vol.0, no.0, pp.1-20, 2022 (SSCI)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 0 Issue: 0
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/pits.22834
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, ASSIA, IBZ Online, PASCAL, Applied Science & Technology Source, Child Development & Adolescent Studies, EBSCO Education Source, Education Abstracts, Educational research abstracts (ERA), ERIC (Education Resources Information Center), Linguistics & Language Behavior Abstracts, Psycinfo
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-20
  • Kayseri University Affiliated: Yes


The aim of this study was to examine the relationshipbetween health life awareness, emotional eating, obesityawareness, and coping with stress in adolescents. Data werecollected with the“Personal Information Form,”“Healthy LifeAwareness Scale,”“Obesity Awareness Scale,”“EmotionalEating Scale for Children and Adolescents,”and“Styles ofCoping Stress Inventory.”The sample of the study consistedof 382 high school students. The emotional eating scores ofthe obese adolescents were higher than the thin ones(p< .05); obese adolescents had higher submissive approachscores (p< .05) in coping with stress compared to adolescentswho are overweight. There was a positive relationshipbetween obesity awareness and positive coping approaches(p< .05); awareness of healthy living and positive copingapproaches (p< .05). An one‐unit increase in healthy livingawareness causes an increase of 0.409 on obesity awareness.Considering these results, education and intervention studiesare recommended for adolescents on healthy living, copingwith stress, and obesity awareness.

KEYWORDS: Adolescent, coping stress, emotional eating, healthy life, obesity