Backrounds: Eating behavior that has a physical aspect and that is developed in line with the learning process is actually the action of meeting bodily needs. Obesity is an important public health issue that is increasingly concerning of the globe. People with overweight and obesity cannot prevent their eating behaviors most of the time. Peoples failure to prevent these behaviors despite using dietary, exercise and weight-loss programs also affects theirs psychological states. This situation, which affects their psychology, can cause them to experience learned helplessness.
Objective: This descriptive study was conducted for the purpose of determining the effect of Eating behaviours on learned helplessness of overweight and obese people.
Methods: This study was completed with 158 overweight and obese individuals. Personal Descriptive Form, Dutch Eating Behavior Questionnaire, Rosenbaum Learned Strength Scale were used. Descriptive statistics, correlation and regression analysis were used.
Results: Eating behavior and learned helplessness of the participants in an angry mood were significantly affected. There was no statistically significant effect of eating behavior subscales on learned helplessness.
Conclusion: Anger affects the appetite and increasing the eating behavior of individuals, thus increasing the learned helplessness. Cognitive behavioral interventions can be recommended to prevent learned sense of helplessness.
Level of evidence: VI, descriptive study.
Anahtar Kelimeler: People with Overweight and Affected by Obesity, Eating Behavior, Learned Helplessness