Emotional distress about weight gain and attitude to goal achievement failure as predictors of self-regulatory efficacy: does ethnicity make a difference?

@article{Moore2011EmotionalDA,
  title={Emotional distress about weight gain and attitude to goal achievement failure as predictors of self-regulatory efficacy: does ethnicity make a difference?},
  author={David Moore and David Richard Williams},
  journal={Journal of health psychology},
  year={2011},
  volume={16 6},
  pages={
          895-904
        }
}
In spite of alarming increases in obesity, little is known concerning the influence of emotional distress about weight gain on perceived self-efficacy in maintaining self-control when controlling for racial identity. This study found that emotional distress toward goal achievement failure mediated the influence of ethnicity on perceived self-efficacy in resisting eating temptations. White females reporting higher emotional distress about weight gain than their black counterparts displayed lower… CONTINUE READING