Eating Motive Questionnaire (EMQ)

The Eating Motives Questionnaire (EMQ) is an in-house measure that was adapted from the Drinking Motives Questionnaire (DMQ).

ITEM CODING

The EMQ consists of 15 items that are rated on a 4-point Likert scale as follows:

Never/Almost Never Sometimes Often Always/Almost Always
1 2 3 4

SCALES

The EMQ yields 3 primary scales. Description of the scales and item loadings are listed below. Scale scores are calculated as the sum of respective items. No items are reverse scored.

SCALE NAME (ABBR.) DESCRIPTION ITEM LOADINGS
Social (SOC) Social motives for eating 1, 4, 7, 10, 13
Coping (COP) Coping motives for eating 2, 5, 8, 11, 14
Enhancement (ENH) Enhancement motives for eating 3, 6, 9, 12, 15

RESOURCE FILES

Questionnaire

SPSS Scoring Syntax File

R Scoring Syntax file

REFERENCES

None available.