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Factors influencing women’s choice of weight-loss diet

Calder, Romana 2013, Factors influencing women’s choice of weight-loss diet, Doctor of Psychology thesis, School of Psychology, Deakin University.

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Title Factors influencing women’s choice of weight-loss diet
Author Calder, Romana
Institution Deakin University
School School of Psychology
Faculty Faculty of Health
Degree type Research doctorate
Degree name Doctor of Psychology
Thesis advisor Mussap, Alexander
Date submitted 2013-04
Keyword(s) Weight-loss dieting
Women
Health advice
Fad diets
Summary Women's motives for weight-loss dieting and choice of method were investigated in 151 current and 182 prospective dieters. Problematically, appearance-motivated dieters preferred ‘fad’ diets with the promise of quick results, and prospective dieters preferred marketing information supporting such diets over health advice cautioning against their use.
Language eng
Field of Research 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Socio Economic Objective 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
Description of original xiii, 231 pages : tables, diagrams, graphs, some coloured
Copyright notice ©The Author. All Rights Reserved
Free to Read? Yes
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30063493

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