Snacking for a reason: detangling effects of socio-economic position and stress on snacking behaviour

Marleen Gillebaart, Caroline Schlinkert, Maartje P. Poelman, Jeroen S. Benjamins & Denise T.D. De Ridder
Abstract Background As snacking can be considered a cornerstone of an unhealthy diet, investigating psychological drivers of snacking behaviour is urgent, and therefore the purpose of this study. Socio-economic position (SEP) and stress are known to affect many behaviours and outcomes, and were therefore focal points in the study. Methods In a cross-sectional survey study, we examined whether Socio-economic position (SEP) would amplify associations between heightened stress levels and self-reported negative-affect related reasons for snacking....
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