The Mediator Role of Emotion-Focused Coping on the Relationship Between Perceived Stress and Emotional Eating

Yılmaztürk N. H., Demir A. G., Celik-Orucu M.

Trends in Psychology, vol.31, no.2, pp.383-399, 2023 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 31 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s43076-022-00142-1
  • Journal Name: Trends in Psychology
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus, Psicodoc, Psycinfo, Directory of Open Access Journals
  • Page Numbers: pp.383-399
  • Keywords: Emotion-focused coping, Emotional eating, Perceived stress, University students
  • TED University Affiliated: Yes


© 2022, Associação Brasileira de Psicologia.The purpose of this study was to investigate the mediating role of emotion-focused coping on the association between perceived stress and emotional eating. A total of 711 university students recruited from two universities in Turkey completed self-reported questionnaires of Perceived Stress Scale (PSS), Coping Styles Inventory (CSI), Three Factor Eating Questionnaire (TFEQ—R21), and a demographic information form. Results of the simple mediational model by bootstrapping method showed a positive relationship between perceived stress and emotional eating. The findings of this study suggest that emotion-focused coping has a mediator role regarding the relationship between perceived stress and emotional eating solely among female participants.