Portland State University. Department of Psychology
Pamela O. Munter
Date of Award
Master of Arts (M.A.) in Psychology
1 online resource (67 p.)
Obesity -- Psychological aspects, Weight loss, People with mental disabilities, Self-perception
The major part of this study was a treatment program designed to motivate mentally retarded adults to lose weight within a small group setting. Subjects were tested pre- and posttreatment on the Tennessee Self Concept Scale to ascertain any improvement in self-esteem. A 50-question diet quiz was constructed by the experimenters and administered pre- and posttreatment to find out if the subjects would improve their knowledge of health and nutrition through the study.
Wall, Pauline Bunting, "The relationship of weight loss to self concept in the mentally retarded adult" (1978). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 2838.