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dc.contributor.advisorFrable, Deborrah Emily Smith, 1957-en_US
dc.contributor.authorSamuel, Patricia A.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-08T13:22:12Z
dc.date.available2016-04-08T13:22:12Z
dc.date.issued1988
dc.identifier.urihttp://commons.lib.niu.edu/handle/10843/16078
dc.descriptionBibliography: pages [36]-40.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis study attempted to expand the traditional achievement motivation literature to include those individuals who are striving to achieve the socially defined standard of excellence in weight-related appearance. Results from a study on a college population are very promising. High need achievers, identified by the Weight Control Survey, generated significantly more weight control achievement imagery to the Weight Thematic Apperception Test than low achievers. They also were more likely to use dietary restrictions and be physically active. In addition, very low correlations were found among the more traditional, global achievement measures (including the W0F0-3, the CPI, the MAT, and the TAT) and the domain-specific orientation of the Weight Control Survey. This failure to obtain higher correlations calls for a continued expansion of the traditional achievement literature. Future research could focus on the differential impact of changing societal standards on males and females. In addition, this line of personality research could be extended to an eating disorder population.en_US
dc.format.extent103 pagesen_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherNorthern Illinois Universityen_US
dc.rightsNIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.en_US
dc.subject.lcshWeight loss--Psychological aspectsen_US
dc.subject.lcshAchievement motivationen_US
dc.titleWeight control as a domain of achievement : identification of high need achieversen_US
dc.type.genreDissertation/Thesisen_US
dc.typeTexten_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Psychologyen_US
dc.description.degreeM.A. (Master of Arts)en_US


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