Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Self-Compassion as a Moderator between Stress and Eating Behavior
by von Holst, Haley, M.A., Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, 2017, 40; 10275388
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this study was to examine the role self-compassion has on stress and eating behavior. Ninety-one participants completed a series of online surveys that measured student life stress, self-compassion, and eating behaviors. Results suggest that self-compassion did not moderate the relationship between stress and eating behavior. Self-compassion was found as a mediator, indicating that the effect stress has on eating behavior can be explained by self-compassion. Students with low stress tended to have high self-compassion, which was linked with healthier eating habits.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Pawlow, Laura
Commitee: Pettibone, Jon, Segrist, Dan
School: Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville
Department: Psychology
School Location: United States -- Illinois
Source: MAI 56/04M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Psychology, Clinical psychology
Keywords: Eating behavior, Health psychology, Self-compassion, Stress
Publication Number: 10275388
ISBN: 9781369837995
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