Psychiatry and Clinical Psychopharmacology
Original Article

Evaluation of Psychological Well-Being Among Adolescents: A Cross-Sectional Study of Correlation Between Food Addiction and Cognitive Behavioral Physical Activity


Department of Nursing, Mental Health and Psychiatry Nursing, Health High School, Ağrı İbrahim Çeçen University, Ağrı, Turkey


Department of Nursing, Ağrı İbrahim Çeçen University School of Health, Ağrı, Turkey

Psychiatry and Clinical Psychopharmacology 2021; 31: 379-385
DOI: 10.5152/pcp.2021.21225
Read: 1208 Downloads: 240 Published: 22 December 2021

Background: This study was conducted to examine the relationship between psychological well-being, food addiction, and cognitive behavioral physical activity among adolescents.
Methods: This descriptive study was conducted in a province in the east of Turkey with 936 adolescents using the “Psychological Well-Being Scale,” the “Yale Food Addiction Scale,” and the “Cognitive Behavioral Physical Activity Scale.”
Results: In this study, the total score of adolescents from Psychological Well-Being Scale shows that their psychological well-being is below the average score. It was found that 29.4% of adolescents have a food addiction, and their attitudes and behaviors related to food addiction and participation in physical activity were moderate. It has been determined adolescents are aware of the benefits they can obtain as a result of their participation in physical activities. Also, it was found that there was a negatively significant relationship between psychological well-being and food addiction among adolescents.
Conclusion: Psychological well-being is a protective factor for food addiction. It was determined that food addiction increased as psychological well-being decreased among adolescents. It is believed that with an increase in the psychological well-being levels, the incidence of problems related to food addiction will decrease.
Cite this article as: Gökmen BD, Yılmaz G. Evaluation of psychological well-being among adolescents: A cross-sectional study of correlation between food addiction and cognitive behavioral physical activity. Psychiatr Clin Psychopharmacol. 2021;31(4):379-385.

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