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- Gender and attribution of control over health and physical size
- Scott, Catherine
- The article presents information on a study which examined the relationship between sex, perceived control over health and body size. The subject of the study were 128 Australian men and women. They completed questionnaires on their beliefs about health, health maintenance and the degree of control a person can exert over his or her health. With weight as the dependent variable, the study authors found a significant interaction between gender and perceived control over health. For men who believed that they had little personal control over their health, the mean weight was higher (M 87 kg) than the mean weight of men who believed they had more control over their health (M 72 kg).
- Publication type
- Journal article
- Journal of Social Psychology, Vol. 137, no. 3 (1997), pp. 387-388
- Publication year
- Body perceptions; Body size; Body weight regulation; Gender differences; Health; Men; Women
- Heldref Publications
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