Emotions and Eating Behavior

Fernández, Elizabeth, Martínez, Lucy
The present study focuses on identifying which meals are more frequently consumed by university students and which emotions are experienced during feeding. The sample consisted of 819 participants, male and female (average age 22 years old). General results indicate that emotions experienced by university students while taking their meals are mainly positive (enjoyment, pleasure, joy, happiness and love). Additionally, sex differences were identified in types of food and emotions reported by men and women. Results obtained in the present research suggest that experiencing positive emotions is one of the sociocultural factors behind eating behavior.
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