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The problem with weighing: effects on mood, self-esteem and body image.

@article{Ogden1996ThePW,
  title={The problem with weighing: effects on mood, self-esteem and body image.},
  author={Je Ogden and Cassandra Evans},
  journal={International journal of obesity and related metabolic disorders : journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity},
  year={1996},
  volume={20 3},
  pages={
          272-7
        }
}
  • J. Ogden, C. Evans
  • Published 1996
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • International journal of obesity and related metabolic disorders : journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
OBJECTIVE To examine the effect of weighing and comparison with social norms on self-esteem, mood and body dissatisfaction. DESIGN An experimental design was used. SUBJECTS Seventy-four normal weight individuals took part in the study. PROCEDURE Subjects completed a set of measures before and after being weighed and sequentially allocated to either the under, average or over weight conditions according to a fictional height-weight chart. RESULTS The results showed that subjects… Expand
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