Associations between repression, general maladjustment, body weight, and body shape in older males: the Normative Aging Study.

@article{Niaura2003AssociationsBR,
  title={Associations between repression, general maladjustment, body weight, and body shape in older males: the Normative Aging Study.},
  author={Raymond S Niaura and Laura R. Stroud and John F. Todaro and Kenneth D. Ward and A. G. Spiro and Carolyn M. Aldwin and Lewis Landsberg and Scott T. Weiss},
  journal={International journal of behavioral medicine},
  year={2003},
  volume={10 3},
  pages={
          221-38
        }
}
We examined relationships between repression, general maladjustment, body mass index (BMI), and waist-to-hip ratio (WHR). The participants were 1,081 healthy older men from the Normative Aging Study. Repression and General Maladjustment Scales of the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory were composite measures of personality. Repression was associated with lower BMI and WHR, and maladjustment with higher BMI and WHR. However, associations between WHR and personality dimensions were no… CONTINUE READING

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