Examining Women’s Perceptions of their Mother’s and Romantic Partner’s Interpersonal Styles for a Better Understanding of their Eating Regulation and Intuitive Eating

Examining Women’s Perceptions of their Mother’s and Romantic Partner’s Interpersonal Styles for a Better Understanding of their Eating Regulation and Intuitive Eating

Examining Women’s Perceptions of their Mother’s and Romantic Partner’s Interpersonal Styles for a Better Understanding of their Eating Regulation and Intuitive Eating

Examining Women’s Perceptions of their Mother’s and Romantic Partner’s Interpersonal Styles for a Better Understanding of their Eating Regulation and Intuitive Eatings

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Carbonneau, Noémie, Carbonneau, Elise, Cantin, Mélynda et Gagnon-Girouard, Marie-Pierre. 2015. «Examining Women’s Perceptions of their Mother’s and Romantic Partner’s Interpersonal Styles for a Better Understanding of their Eating Regulation and Intuitive Eating ». Appetite, vol. 92, p. 156-166.

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1. Objectifs


Intentions :
«The purpose of the present research was to provide a better understanding of the determinants of intuitive eating using a Self-Determination Theory framework. More specifically, this research aimed at examining how women’s perceptions of their mother’s and romantic partner’s interpersonal styles are linked to their own styles of regulation of eating behaviors, and how these styles of regulation, in turn, predict their intuitive eating.» (p. 162)

Questions/Hypothèses :
«We posit that perceptions of close others’ interpersonal styles represent distal factors that are indirectly related to intuitive eating through their impact on eating regulation, the motivational process posited to be responsible for intuitive eating.» (p. 156)

2. Méthode


Échantillon/Matériau :
«Participants were 272 women from the province of Quebec (Canada) currently involved in a romantic relationship.» (p. 159)

Instruments :
Questionnaire

Type de traitement des données :
Analyse statistique

3. Résumé


«[O]ur results showed that mothers’ controlling interpersonal style is associated with the development of a controlled regulation of eating behaviors in their daughters […]. While the mothers’ provision of autonomy support was not associated with their daughters’ eating regulation, the mothers’ controlling interpersonal style with regard to food did make a significant contribution to the prediction of their daughters’ controlled regulation of eating behaviors. It is important to note, however, that the mothers’ interpersonal style measures were based on the daughters’ recollections of events. It is possible that the controlling style by one’s mother might be more salient than her autonomy-supportive style, which would explain why we only found the controlling style to be significantly related to the daughters’ eating regulation. […] The results of the present research suggest that the role of the romantic partner’s interpersonal style in women’s eating is twofold. Paralleling the effect found with the mother, the partner’s controlling interpersonal style with regard to food was found to positively predict women’s controlled eating regulation, which was negatively related to intuitive eating. Meanwhile, the partner’s provision of autonomy support was associated with women’s endorsement of more autonomous reasons for regulating their eating behaviors, which was associated with a greater tendency toward intuitive eating.» (p. 163)