Personality and obesity

Global versus specific measures?

Robert C. Klesges

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Abstract

Recent reports suggest that overweight patients demonstrate elevated depression and self-consciousness and lowered assertiveness. The present study sought to determine (a) if untreated overweight individuals respond similarly; and (b) if weight-related aspects of these personality dimensions would be more highly associated with relative weight than the more global personality dimensions. Two hundred thirty-two college students were administered a restrained eating inventory, and both global and weight-related measures of assertiveness, self-consciousness, and depression. Results suggested that none of the global measures of personality discriminated between overweight and normal weight subjects. The more specific measures of obesity and personality did significantly predict eating and weight; futhermore, females demonstrate more concern than males about dieting and weight, independent of their relative weight.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)347-356
Number of pages10
JournalBehavioral Assessment
Volume6
Issue number4
StatePublished - Sep 1984
Externally publishedYes

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Personality
Obesity
Weights and Measures
Assertiveness
Consciousness
Eating
Depression
Students
Equipment and Supplies

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  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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Personality and obesity : Global versus specific measures? / Klesges, Robert C.

In: Behavioral Assessment, Vol. 6, No. 4, 09.1984, p. 347-356.

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Klesges, Robert C. / Personality and obesity : Global versus specific measures?. In: Behavioral Assessment. 1984 ; Vol. 6, No. 4. pp. 347-356.
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