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The Development and Validation of the Dieting Intentions Scale (DIS)

Cruwys, Tegan; Platow, Michael; Rieger, Elizabeth; Byrne, Donald


This article presents information on the psychometric properties of the Dieting Intentions Scale (DIS), a new scale of dieting that predicts future behavioral efforts to lose weight. We begin by reviewing recent research indicating theoretical and empirical problems with traditional approaches to measuring dieting. The DIS addresses several of these problems by (a) focusing on naturalistic dieting behavior and (b) being future-oriented. Four validation studies are presented with a total of 741...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Psychological Assessment
DOI: 10.1037/a0030547


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