Open Access Repository

Inter-goal conflict and facilitation as predictors of adherence to dieting goals: an ecological momentary assessment study

Elliston, KG ORCID: 0000-0002-7727-366X, Schuz, B ORCID: 0000-0002-0801-498X and Ferguson, SG ORCID: 0000-0001-7378-3497 2019 , 'Inter-goal conflict and facilitation as predictors of adherence to dieting goals: an ecological momentary assessment study' , Psychology and Health , pp. 1-17 , doi: 10.1080/08870446.2019.1684496.

Full text not available from this repository.

Abstract

Objectives: To examine dieting goals within a system of individual goals, and the patterns by personally-relevant goals mightinterfere or facilitate each other.Design: 94 dieters completed an assessment of goals using Little’spersonal project analysis. Participants identified 7 goals; one ofwhich was pre-defined as adhering to diet. Over the beginning14 days of their diet, participants completed an EcologicalMomentary Assessment study recording their food intake in realtime. Every evening, participants reported their goal engagementand which goals conflicted or facilitated with each other.Main outcome measures/results: Over the study duration,1452 days of food intake and goal conflict/facilitation wererecorded. Participants completed an average of 1.54 (SD= 0.85)snacks, an average of 0.94 (SD= 1.81) goal conflicts, and 4.16(SD = 4.70) goal facilitations per day. Inter-goal conflict was associated with a significant but small improvement on individuals’mood, but was not associated with daily dietary intake or longterm weight-loss. Similarly, inter-goal facilitation was not associated with daily dietary intake or long-term weight-loss. Daily foodintake was a significant predictor of long-term weight-loss.Conclusions: The results of this study suggest the impact ofinter-goal conflict and facilitation on dieting is not via overallsnack or food consumption.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Elliston, KG and Schuz, B and Ferguson, SG
Keywords: dieting, snacking, Ecological Momentary Assessment, goal conflict, goal facilitation
Journal or Publication Title: Psychology and Health
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISSN: 0887-0446
DOI / ID Number: 10.1080/08870446.2019.1684496
Copyright Information:

Copyright 2019 Informa UK Limited

Related URLs:
Item Statistics: View statistics for this item

Actions (login required)

Item Control Page Item Control Page
TOP