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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.

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Abstract

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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ID Code: 7758
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: nd.moss@qut.edu.au
DOI: 10.1016/0306-4603(91)90042-G
ISSN: 0306-4603
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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