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Temporal discounting and body mass index in college students, Danthea Aline Fernandez

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Temporal discounting and body mass index in college students
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Temporal discounting and body mass index in college students
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Danthea Aline Fernandez
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Language
eng
Summary
Overconsumption of food and drink can lead to overweight and obesity, which in turn can lead to chronic diseases such as heart disease and diabetes. Current data show that two-thirds of the adult population in the United States is overweight or obese. A research study was conducted at the University of Missouri-Kansas City with a sample of 148 students. The goal of the study was to examine the relationships between weight status, self-reported eating behavior, and temporal discounting. To assess these constructs, self-reported eating behavior measures and a temporal discounting measure (which assesses impulsivity and the ability to delay gratification) were used. The first hypothesis proposed higher BMI would be significantly related with greater impulsivity as determined by temporal discounting rates. The second hypothesis proposed that higher BMI would be significantly related with increased eating-related disinhibition, decreased diet restricting, decreased healthful habits, and increased hunger-related behavior. The third hypothesis proposed that individuals with greater impulsivity would report increased eating-related disinhibition, decreased diet restricting, decreased healthful habits, and increased hunger-related behavior. In evaluating the first hypothesis, the study results found no significant relationship between BMI and impulsivity (determined by temporal discounting rates) for this sample. However, for the second hypothesis, it was concluded that an increase in BMI was weakly related to an increase in dietary restraint (i.e, meal planning) and eating-related disinhibition (i.e., not being able to stop eating or keep oneself from eating). The study results for the third hypothesis also concluded that as impulsivity increase was weakly related to an increase in hunger-related behavior and feelings (i.e., feeling hungry; eating related to hunger). Overall, it was expected that there would be stronger correlations between BMI, self-reported eating behavior, and temporal discounting rates. Further research is needed to understand better the relationship between obesity and temporal discounting
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UMK
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1989-
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Fernandez, Danthea Aline
Degree
M.A.
Dissertation note
(Department of Psychology).
Dissertation year
2013.
Granting institution
University of Missouri-Kansas City,
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illustrations
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • theses
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Bruce, Amanda
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  • Psychology
  • Body mass index
  • College students
  • Impulse
  • Judgment
  • Reward (Psychology)
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Temporal discounting and body mass index in college students, Danthea Aline Fernandez
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Publication
Note
  • "A thesis in Psychology."
  • Advisor: Amanda Bruce
  • Vita
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not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 38-47)
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online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
black and white
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text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Abstract -- Acknowledgment -- List of illustrations -- List of tables - Introduction -- Review of literature -- Methods -- Results -- Discussion -- Appendix -- References
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904763777
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (48 pages)
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one file format
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online
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mixed
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computer
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rdamedia.
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  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
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not applicable
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remote
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(OCoLC)904763777
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  • The full text of the thesis is available as an Adobe Acrobat .pdf file; Adobe Acrobat Reader required to view the file
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Temporal discounting and body mass index in college students, Danthea Aline Fernandez
Publication
Note
  • "A thesis in Psychology."
  • Advisor: Amanda Bruce
  • Vita
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 38-47)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Abstract -- Acknowledgment -- List of illustrations -- List of tables - Introduction -- Review of literature -- Methods -- Results -- Discussion -- Appendix -- References
Control code
904763777
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (48 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Level of compression
mixed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)904763777
System details
  • The full text of the thesis is available as an Adobe Acrobat .pdf file; Adobe Acrobat Reader required to view the file
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web

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