Date of Award

Fall 1979

Document Type

Dissertation - Restricted

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)



First Advisor

Robinson, E. H.

Second Advisor

Topetzes, Nicholas

Third Advisor

Gawkoski, Roman


In accordance with Leon's (1977) suggestion that good behavioral predictors be developed to identify potentially successful applicants for weight reduction programs, the present study was conducted for the purpose of attempting to determine what influences a personality variable expressed as internal or external locus of control might exert on the relative efficacy of behavioral and insight therapy programs designed to foster weight loss in forty-four adult female subjects qualifying as obese.



Restricted Access Item

Having trouble?