What determines weight loss behaviour and body weight satisfaction in Australia? Evidence from the HILDA survey

Soldi, Christopher John (2015) What determines weight loss behaviour and body weight satisfaction in Australia? Evidence from the HILDA survey. Masters by Research thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


This thesis undertakes an empirical investigation to identify factors that influence the decision to undertake weight loss behaviour using the nationally representative HILDA dataset. Although many factors influenced the decision, the findings suggested that body weight satisfaction was the greatest determinant of weight loss dieting. This thesis therefore conducted a further empirical study to analyse the determinants of body weight satisfaction. A rank-hypothesis was found to better predict variation in body weight satisfaction levels than the absolute value of the individual's Body Mass Index (BMI) or the relative-norm hypothesis, which are commonly reported in the literature.

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ID Code: 82371
Item Type: QUT Thesis (Masters by Research)
Supervisor: Hoang, Vincent & Wilson, Clevo
Keywords: Overweight and obesity, body mass index, weight loss behaviour, body weight satisfaction, HILDA, lifestyle, latent variable, relative utility, rank hypothesis, relative-norm hypothesis
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Economics & Finance
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 30 Apr 2015 04:10
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2015 06:21

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