Self-affirmation improves self-control over snacking among participants low in eating self-efficacy

Self-affirmation improves self-control over snacking among participants low in eating self-efficacy ObjectiveIndividuals low in eating self-efficacy are at particular risk of engaging in unhealthy eating behaviours, including the consumption of high calorie snacks. The elevated levels of snacking displayed by these individuals can largely be attributed to their experiencing low self-control over the avoidance of such foods (Hankonen, Kinnunen, Absetz, & Jallinoja, 2014). Interventions are thus required to boost self-control over snacking among those low in eating self-efficacy. Self-affirmation has been shown to boost self-control among individuals with depleted resources in other domains (Schmeichel & Vohs, 2009). The purpose of the current study was to test the hypothesis that a self-affirmation manipulation would similarly increase self-control over snacking for individuals low in eating self-efficacy. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Appetite Elsevier

Self-affirmation improves self-control over snacking among participants low in eating self-efficacy

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Elsevier
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Copyright © 2018 Elsevier Ltd
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0195-6663
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10.1016/j.appet.2017.12.028
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ObjectiveIndividuals low in eating self-efficacy are at particular risk of engaging in unhealthy eating behaviours, including the consumption of high calorie snacks. The elevated levels of snacking displayed by these individuals can largely be attributed to their experiencing low self-control over the avoidance of such foods (Hankonen, Kinnunen, Absetz, & Jallinoja, 2014). Interventions are thus required to boost self-control over snacking among those low in eating self-efficacy. Self-affirmation has been shown to boost self-control among individuals with depleted resources in other domains (Schmeichel & Vohs, 2009). The purpose of the current study was to test the hypothesis that a self-affirmation manipulation would similarly increase self-control over snacking for individuals low in eating self-efficacy.

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AppetiteElsevier

Published: Apr 1, 2018

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