Actualidades en Psicología ISSN Impreso: 0258-6444 ISSN electrónico: 2215-3535

Questionnaire of Emotions and Beliefs Regarding Diet and Weight (CECAP)
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Silva, C., & González Alcántara, K. E. (2019). Questionnaire of Emotions and Beliefs Regarding Diet and Weight (CECAP). Actualidades En Psicología, 33(127), 37–48.


Objective. To build and assess the psychometric properties of an instrument that allows the emotions and beliefs elicited by food consumption to be operationalized. Participants. 1833 men (49.9%) and women (50.1%), between 14 and 18 years old (M = 15.43, SD = .93) participated in this study in a non-probabilistic and intentional way. 95.4% of the participants were studying at high school level, and 4.6% began their higher education in public schools in Mexico City. Method. The quality of the instrument was tested according to the Classical Test Theory. Only the purposely-made instrument was implemented. Results. A valid and reliable instrument was obtained, with three dimensions: erroneous beliefs about weight control, experiencing of pleasant emotions when eating, and importance given to body weight.
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