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Titolo:
Gender differences in the relationship between personality dimensions and relative body weight
Autore:
Faith, MS; Flint, J; Fairburn, CG; Goodwin, GM; Allison, DB;
Indirizzi:
Columbia Univ, Coll Phys & Surg, St Lukes Roosevelt Hosp Ctr, Obes Res Ctr, New York, NY 10025 USA Columbia Univ New York NY USA 10025 Obes Res Ctr, New York, NY 10025 USA Univ Oxford, Dept Psychiat, Oxford, England Univ Oxford Oxford EnglandUniv Oxford, Dept Psychiat, Oxford, England Univ Alabama, Dept Biostat, Birmingham, AL 35294 USA Univ Alabama Birmingham AL USA 35294 pt Biostat, Birmingham, AL 35294 USA Univ Alabama, Ctr Res Clin Nutr, Birmingham, AL 35294 USA Univ Alabama Birmingham AL USA 35294 Clin Nutr, Birmingham, AL 35294 USA
Titolo Testata:
OBESITY RESEARCH
fascicolo: 10, volume: 9, anno: 2001,
pagine: 647 - 650
SICI:
1071-7323(200110)9:10<647:GDITRB>2.0.ZU;2-Y
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
OBESITY;
Keywords:
eysenck personality inventory; neuroticism; psychopathology; gender differences;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Life Sciences
Citazioni:
14
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Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Faith, MS Columbia Univ, Coll Phys & Surg, St Lukes Roosevelt Hosp Ctr, Obes Res Ctr, 1090 Amsterdam Ave,14th Floor, New York, NY 10025 USA Columbia Univ 1090 Amsterdam Ave,14th Floor New York NY USA 10025
Citazione:
M.S. Faith et al., "Gender differences in the relationship between personality dimensions and relative body weight", OBES RES, 9(10), 2001, pp. 647-650

Abstract

Objective: The relationship between body mass index (BMI: k g/m(2)) and personality seems to differ for men and women, although these effects may be driven by the extremes of the BMI distribution. It is unclear whether theseassociations exist for most individuals in the relatively normal range of BMI scores, excluding the thinnest and heaviest extremes in the population. We tested the association of BMI with neuroticism, extraversion, and psychoticism. with a trimmed BMI sample. Research Methods and Procedures: Using a cross-sectional design, we testedthe association of BMI with the aforementioned psychological variables in a British population-based sample. Participants were 7889 adult men and women (30 to 50 years old) selectively sampled from four counties in west England. Participants reported their height and weight and completed the Eysenck Personality Inventory (EPQ). We tested the association of BMI with the EPQ subscales ;among individuals with BMI greater than or equal to 19.16 kg/m(2) and less than or equal to 37.78 kg/m(2), i.e., the approximate 5th and 95th percentiles. Results: Despite elimination of extreme BMIs, different associations between BMI and EPQ subscales emerged for men and women. Among women, increasingBMI was significantly associated with increased neuroticism and reduced extraversion. Among men, increasing BMI was associated with increased extraversion and psychoticism. In all cases, the magnitude of the association was very small. Discussion: Increasing BMI was associated with potentially poorer adjustment among women but better adjustment among men. These findings are consistent with recent reports and, taken together, suggest that these patterns arenot accounted for solely by the extremes of the BMI distribution.

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