Indian Journal of Community Medicine

: 1999  |  Volume : 24  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 21--26

Personality Characteristics And Obesity

Sunita Asthana1, V.M Gupta2 

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Sunita Asthana

Research question: Whether certain personality characteristics of obese women make them prone towards psychological problem? Objective: To assess certain personality characteristics of obese women. Study design: Cross-sectional community based study. Setting: Affluent localities of Varanasi city. Participants: Women above 15 years of age. Statistical Analysis: Mean, S.D and ‘t’ test. Results: On 16 PF scale obese women were found more reserved, critical, depressed, worried and troubled than the non-obese women. Obese also manifested subsequently less felling of contentment, happiness satisfaction with life experiences, low sense of achievement on PGI Well-Being. Obese women showed more distress and apprehension over their negative evaluation and distressed with day to day Conclusion: Obese women evidenced significantly more neurotic than non- obese women.

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Asthana S, Gupta V. Personality Characteristics And Obesity.Indian J Community Med 1999;24:21-26

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