Publication Date

1993

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Parham, Ellen S.

Degree Name

M.S. (Master of Science)

Department

Department of Human and Family Resources

LCSH

Reducing exercises||Dieters--Psychology||Reducing diets

Abstract

The present study was conducted to determine the effects of disinhibition on the variability in eating behavior versus the variability in daily activity of 35 female restrained obese dieters in a weight management program. Research was conducted during weeks 7-9 of the 16-week behavioral weight loss program. As a measure of disinhibition subjects completed Stunkard and Messick’s Dimensions of Eating Behavior Questionnaire prior to the study and, recorded their pedometer readings and minutes of vigorous and moderate activity during the study period. The results showed that there was a correlation of r = -0.09 between the subjects’ disinhibition scores and their exercise activity. It was, therefore, concluded that while disinhibition may have an effect on an individual’s eating habits, there will not be a corresponding effect on their activity level as well.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references (leaf [19])

Extent

54 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

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