Locus of Control - Wineman

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Explain what is meant by locus of control?
Questionnaire of A/B choices on how you would respond in a situation.
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What was the aim of the Wineman study?
To investigate locus of control, body image and weight loss in obese individuals.
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What sample was used in the Wineman study?
a self selected sample of volunteers at an over-eaters anonymous work shop attended by 400 people.
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What was the procedure of the Wineman study?
pps responded to 3 questionnaires: demographic data questionnaire, rotters social inventory scale, body cathexis scale - to measure personal body perception (5 point likert scale to measure satisfaction with parts of body)
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What were the results of the Wineman study?
No overall relationship with locus of control, and neither body image or weight loss correlated in the adolescence group. Locus of control predicted obesity in adults rather than children, males had higher degrees of satisfaction with bodies.
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What conclusions can be formed from the Wineman study?
That locus of control is not a useful resource for predicting someones health beliefs.
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