Toward a Gender-Specific Emotional Eating Model: the Role of Self-Esteem and Emotional Intelligence

Paula C. Peter, San Diego State University, USA
Sukumarakurup Krishnakumar, North Dakota State University, USA
With a first empirical study we show males being more susceptible to emotional eating when their self-esteem and emotional intelligence are low. These findings provide initial support for a gender-specific emotional eating model, where males might benefit from an emotional intelligence specific intervention in order to reduce emotional eating.
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Paula C. Peter and Sukumarakurup Krishnakumar (2012) ,"Toward a Gender-Specific Emotional Eating Model: the Role of Self-Esteem and Emotional Intelligence", in NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 40, eds. Zeynep G├╝rhan-Canli, Cele Otnes, and Rui (Juliet) Zhu, Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research, Pages: 1107-1107.