Psychologiczne wyznaczniki redukcji nadwagi u kobiet
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The purpose of the study was to investigate what psychological variables contribute to the prediction of reducing overweight in women. 78 women with overweight (M of BMI = 31.27), aged 35–55 years (M of age = 46.8); were examined twice, before and after the programme of reducing overweight based on psychological actions. Eight methods were used in the study: Stress Perceived Scale, Coping Inventory for Stressful Situations, Generalized Self-Efficacy Scale, Rosenberg’s Self-Esteem Scale, Life Orientation Test, Multidimensional Health Locus of Control Scale, State-Trait Personality and Kuhl’s Action Control Scale. Self-efficacy beliefs, perceiving stress, coping with stress (task and avoidance oriented strategies) and optimism appeared predictors of reducing overweight in women.