Psychological research the problems of women food behavior

  • L. Absalyamova Інститут психології імені Г.С.Костюка НАПН України
Keywords: food behavior, food choice, anorexia, bulimia, psychological research, health, self-attitude, diet.


The article is dedicated to the actual psychological issue of empiric research of problems of food behavior among women. It is stated that a food choice includes a selection and consumption of meal and drinks, having regard to that exactly, how, when, where and who people eat with, similarly and other aspects of their food behavior. Thus food elections play an important role the symbolic, economic and social aspects of life, expressing taste, identities and cultural senses. In undertaken empirical-psychological study 250 girls participated in age 17-25. All participants of research watch after the figure and often keep to diets. The results of the Dutch questionnaire of food behavior, conducted on all selection, show that the majority of respondents (38%) has propensity to superfluous control after the amount of the eaten meal («Restrictive food behavior»). Results of methodology whether you «love the body» (method of I.G. Malkina-Pych) show that in the majority of women (38%) has a very high measure of dissatisfaction with their own body. Their body irritates them, and conversations about it can lead to depression, all of it is accompanied by the different worsening of health. According to given of test of the coloured pointing on dissatisfaction a body (О. Wooley, S. Rolle), the majority of the respondents is not fully content with the body (in this methodology - by certain «parts of body»); in a greater degree dissatisfaction touches underbody with a mean value 3.6 points. A middle level prevails after most scales of method of research of self-attitude (V. Stolin, S. Panteleev). Thus, empiric data testifies that for considerable part of the investigated young women is characteristic negative attitude toward their own body and problem with food behavior.


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Absalyamova, L. (2016). Psychological research the problems of women food behavior. Fundamental and Applied Researches in Practice of Leading Scientific Schools, 17(5), 131-136. Retrieved from