Development and psychometric evaluation of a measure of intuitive eating.

  title={Development and psychometric evaluation of a measure of intuitive eating.},
  author={Tracy L. Tylka},
  journal={Journal of Counseling Psychology},
  • T. Tylka
  • Published 1 April 2006
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Counseling Psychology
Intuitive eating is characterized by eating based on physiological hunger and satiety cues rather than situational and emotional cues and is associated with psychological well-being. This study reports on the development and initial psychometric evaluation of the Intuitive Eating Scale (IES) with data collected in 4 studies from 1,260 college women. Exploratory factor analysis uncovered 3 factors: unconditional permission to eat, eating for physical rather than emotional reasons, and reliance… 

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