Body weight attributions and eating self-efficacy in adolescence, Addictive Behaviors
Moss, Nathan D. & Dadds, Mark R. (1991) Body weight attributions and eating self-efficacy in adolescence, Addictive Behaviors. Addictive Behaviors, 16(1-2), pp. 71-78.
In an attempt to find an optimum age during adolescence to target weight control programs successfully, 189 adolescents were surveyed using measures of eating self-efficacy and body-weight attributions. The sensitivity of the attribution measures was assessed in a pilot study using 100 adolescents. The major experiment indicated higher levels of eating control at 12 and 13 years of age, decreasing with age. However, the locus of control measure indicated an increase in internal attributions with age. It is argued that this paradox between degree of control subjects reported over their eating and the degree subjects believed their body weight to be controlled internally may have important clinical implications and should be investigated further.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Additional Information:||For more information, please refer to the journal's website (see link) or contact the author Nathan Moss. Author contact details: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100) > Health Clinical and Counselling Psychology (170106)|
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100) > Personality Abilities and Assessment (170109)
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health|
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 1991 Elsevier|
|Deposited On:||17 May 2007|
|Last Modified:||10 Aug 2011 23:46|
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