To examine the ability of the personality dimension dispositional optimism to predict short-term obesity treatment outcomes (weeks of programs attendance and wight loss). 177 consecutive persons seeking outpatient treatment at a university-based weight management center completed the revised Life Orientation Test (LOT-R; Scheier, Carver, and Bridges, 1994) and underwent a comprehensive medically monitored weight loss program. The overall Lot-R and optimism subscales did not correlate with either attendance or weight loss. However, the pessimism subscale was positively associated with weeks of attendance.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal of Clinical Psychology|
|State||Published - Jan 1999|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Psychology