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