A STUDY ON BULLYING AND EMOTIONAL EATING AMONG YOUNG ADULTS

Authors

  • Ertiqa Altaf Amity Institute of Psychology and Allied Sciences
  • Dr Seema Singh Amity Institute of Psychology and Allied Sciences

Keywords:

bullying, emotional eating, young adults

Abstract

Bullying and emotional eating are frequently linked because victims of bullying sometimes use food as a coping method to deal with upsetting feelings. Consuming food in reaction to emotional stimuli rather than hunger is known as emotional eating and it can act as a transient diversion or escape from the psychological repercussions of bullying. The present study was aimed to study the relationship between bullying and emotional eating among young adults. A total sample of 70 bullied young adults were collected in age 21-25 years of age. Standardized scales were used to study bullying and emotional eating among young adults. The results found out no significant relationship between bullying and the subdimensions of emotional eating (anger, anxiety, and depression). The results suggests that while bullying experiences may not directly influence emotional eating tendencies among young adults, the interconnectedness of emotional eating subdimensions underscores the complex nature of emotional well-being. Such insights are crucial for developing effective interventions aimed at supporting the mental health and well-being of individuals affected by bullying experiences.

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Published

15-03-2024

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