Purpose of the Study: The aim of the current study was to know the relationship between eating attitudes and depression and to know the differences between male and female university students eating attitudes and depression. The participants of the study included 136 female and 153 male Bangalore university students.
Materials and Method: Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) and Eating Attitudes Test (EAT). Were used to collect the data on depression and eating attitudes of Bengaluru University students.
Statistical Techniques: Statistical analysis included calculation of means, SD and Pearson’s product-moment correlation coefficient, MANOVA and independent-samples t-tests for gender comparisons for each of the scales, the 0.05 confidence level was accepted as statistical significance.
Results: The results of the study indicated that there was a significant difference between eating attitudes scores of females and males students selected for the study. Findings of the study also indicated that gender differences did not lead to any significant difference in the depression levels of Bangalore university students. With concerned to the MANOVA no significant association was found between eating attitudes and depression as a purpose of gender and age.