A new measure of weight locus of control: the Dieting Beliefs Scale.

  title={A new measure of weight locus of control: the Dieting Beliefs Scale.},
  author={Stephen Stotland and David C. Zuroff},
  journal={Journal of personality assessment},
  volume={54 1-2},
This article describes the construction and preliminary validation of a new scale of weight locus of control, the Dieting Beliefs Scale. The 156-item scale demonstrated moderate internal consistency and high test-retest reliability in a sample of undergraduate women. Principal-components analysis suggested three factors. The three factors were interpretable and had distinct relations with a variety of weight-related and psychological variables. The results suggest that weight locus of control… Expand

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