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Background and aim: Eating and all its related factors are among the factors that are important in providing physical and mental health. One of the most important ways of preventing chronic diseases is to balance diet. It seems that mood formation is a determinant factor in predicting eating disorder, and in the meantime, an agent such as emotional bias as a moderating factor can affect the relationship between mood nudity and disturbed eating habits. To this end, the present study was conducted to investigate the role of emotional bias in the relationship between mood and emotional disturbance.
 
Methodology: This research was correlational. The statistical population of the study consisted of 90 students of Islamic Azad University of Shiraz who were studying in the second six months of 1397. The sample size was determined based on the number of predictive variables based on cluster sampling method. For this study, Toronto snorkeling tool, Eating Attitude Questionnaire (EAT-26) and Expression (EAE) were used. The Toronto Noodle Scale was made by Taylor, Rhine, and Bagby and redefined by Bagby, Taylor, and Parker. The scale of 20 questions used to assess mood is an autoregressive scale with three difficulty subscales in identifying emotions (7 items), difficulty in describing emotions (5 items), and external thinking (8 items). Eating Attitudes Questionnaires (EAT-26) were developed by Garner et al. The questionnaire is widely used as a self-assessment screening tool for attitudes and behaviors of eating. The scale has 26 items and has three components of eating habits (13 items), eating (6 items) and oral control (7 questions) (17). The question of the Emotional Conjunctness Letter (AEQ) is designed to examine the importance of the bias role of emotional expression in health. This scale has 28 items, from 1 to 16 of which is related to bias in expressing positive emotions and 17-28 of them is related to doubling in favor. The range of response to each material is 5 degrees and it never varies from time to time, the method of scoring it is Likert. Will never respond to a score of 1, and will always receive a score of 5. There is no reciprocal material, so the scoring method is the same for the whole scale and the total score varies from 28 to 140.
 
Findings: The results of the fitting of the regression model showed that the mood variance predicts disordered eating behavior (β = 0.463, p <0.001). In addition, by adjusting the effect of emotional ambivalence, the coefficient of estimation was changed to β = 0.359 (p <0.001). An increase of 0.06 (p = 0/006) in the coefficient of determination indicated a significant effect of emotional ambivalence on the relationship between mood swings and disturbed eating behaviors.
 
Conclusion: People with emotional bias experience a higher level of negative emotions and psychological distress, and they can turn into disturbed eating behavior to escape faster than negative emotions. People with emotional biases are in conflict with their emotions. Especially, emotional ambivalence is associated with stress, and on the other hand, as bipartite individuals use conflicting coping methods, it is more likely that experiencing disturbed eating. Emotional bias is less related to self-esteem, which in turn may lead to the development of maladaptive behaviors. From the results of this study it can be concluded that the relationship between mood nougat and turbulent eating behaviors is influenced by the role of emotional bias moderator.
 
     
Type of Study: Original Research Article | Subject: Psychology

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