Overweight women who join weight reducing clubs and the internal-external personality trait
Managhan, Thomas William
Master of Arts
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The purpose of the present study was to investigate the relationship between attempts made by overweight women to lose weight and the internal-external (I-E) personality dimension. It was hypothesized that: 1) Overweight women who joined a weight reducing club would tend to be more internal than a control group of overweight women who had not joined a weight reducing club; 2) Overweight women who were relatively internal would lose more weight than those who were relatively external; 3) Decreases in individual I-E scores over a 4-6 week period would correlate with the degree of personal success at losing weight.