Restraint as misregulation in drinking and eating

Ricciardelli, Lina, Williams, Robert and Finemore, Jennifer 2001, Restraint as misregulation in drinking and eating, Addictive behaviors, vol. 26, no. 5, pp. 665-675.

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Title Restraint as misregulation in drinking and eating
Author(s) Ricciardelli, Lina
Williams, Robert
Finemore, Jennifer
Journal name Addictive behaviors
Volume number 26
Issue number 5
Start page 665
End page 675
Publisher Pergamon Press
Place of publication Oxford, England
Publication date 2001-09
ISSN 0306-4603
Keyword(s) Restraint
Drinking
Eating
Adolescents
Self-control
Summary The present study was designed to increase our understanding of the co-morbidity between problem drinking and binge eating. The study investigated both consummatory behaviors in relation to restrained drinking, restrained eating, and a general measure of self-control. The participants were a sample of 658 boys and 414 girls aged between 14 and 17 years. The dimension of restraint, which best predicted the two problem behaviors when examined separately for both boys and girls, was cognitive and emotional preoccupation (CEP) about controlling one's consummatory intake. In addition, evidence was found linking both problem drinking and binge eating to restraint and poor general self-control. The struggle with self-control and the high emphasis on CEP about controlling one's consummatory intake, which characterise restrained drinking and restrained eating, closely resembles Baumeister and Heatherton's notion of misregulation [Psychol. Inquiry 7 (1996) 1]. Discussed are the similarities between restraint and misregulation, and the kinds of strategies that can be used to improve self-control.
Language eng
Field of Research 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2001, Pergamon Press
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30001165

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Psychology
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