Year 2021, Volume 7 , Issue 2, Pages 196 - 202 2021-03-04

An investigation of the eating attitudes and coping ways with stress among medical students

Esra DOĞRUEL [1] , Selçuk KIRLI [2]

Objectives: The purpose of the current study is to investigate the eating attitudes, coping ways and their relationships among medical students.

Methods: A total of 100 medical students from all class levels of the medical school (except first and final year undergraduates) consisted of the research sample. Demographic Information Form, Eating Attitude Test and Coping with Stress Scale were filled by participants. SPSS 21.0 was used to analyze the data obtained.

Results: Findings of the study showed no significant differences between abnormal and normal eating attitude groups in terms of demographic variables (gender, age and body mass index, class levels). In addition, there was no significant difference between the groups with regard to avoidance coping score and problem focused coping score. However, there was a significant difference between eating attitude groups in terms of seeking social support score. The mean of social support score is higher in the abnormal eating attitude group.

Conclusions: According to our results, abnormal eating attitude group uses more seeking social support coping than normal eating attitude group. 

Eating attitude, coping ways with stress, medical students
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Primary Language en
Subjects Psychiatry
Journal Section Original Articles

Orcid: 0000-0002-0423-5355
Author: Esra DOĞRUEL (Primary Author)
Institution: Department of Psychiatry, Bursa Uludağ University School of Medicine, Bursa, Turkey
Country: Turkey

Orcid: 0000-0001-9524-5032
Author: Selçuk KIRLI (Primary Author)
Institution: Department of Psychiatry, Bursa Uludağ University School of Medicine, Bursa, Turkey
Country: Turkey


Application Date : August 20, 2019
Acceptance Date : October 23, 2019
Publication Date : March 4, 2021

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