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Mediating Effect of Binge Eating Behavior on the Relationship between Depression and Self Discouragement of University Female Students with Diet Experience
Korean J Stress Res 2019;27:448-454
Published online December 31, 2019
© 2019 Korean Society of Stress Medicine.

Jisun Park

Department of Social Welfare & Counseling, Catholic University of Pusan, Busan, Korea
Correspondence to: Jisun Park
PusanCatholic University, Department of Social Welfare & Counseling, #57 Oryndae-ro Geumjeong-gu, Busan 46252, Korea
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Received October 25, 2019; Revised December 23, 2019; Accepted December 24, 2019.
Articles published in stress are open-access, distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0), which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Abstract
Background: This study has been carried out in order to investigate the mediating effect of depression on the relationship of self discouragement and binge eating behaviour of university female students with diet experience.
Methods: The data of diet experience existence, depression, binge eating behavior and self discouragement were obtained. Lastly, the total data of 296 undergraduate female students were analyzed.
Results: The results of this study were as follows. First, 76% of college women reported a Diet experience. This figure was more than three times the female students reported that this diet experience. Second, In college students with diet experience, the variables of depression, binge eating behavior and self-disappointment were all significantly correlated. Third, binge eating behavior partially mediated the relation between depression and self discouragement.
Conclusions: Binge eating behavior mediated the relation between depression and self discouragement of University female students with diet experience.
Keywords : Diet experience, Undergraduate female students, Depression, Binge eating behaviour, Self discouragement


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