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Chocolate cake. Guilt or celebration? Associations with healthy eating attitudes, perceived behavioural control, intentions and weight-loss

Overview of attention for article published in Appetite, March 2014
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17 news outlets
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1 blog
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77 tweeters
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19 weibo users
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14 Facebook pages
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1 video uploader

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Title
Chocolate cake. Guilt or celebration? Associations with healthy eating attitudes, perceived behavioural control, intentions and weight-loss
Published in
Appetite, March 2014
DOI 10.1016/j.appet.2013.11.013
Pubmed ID
Authors

Roeline G. Kuijer, Jessica A. Boyce

Abstract

Food and eating are often associated with ambivalent feelings: pleasure and enjoyment, but also worry and guilt. Guilt has the potential to motivate behaviour change, but may also lead to feelings of helplessness and loss of control. This study firstly examined whether a default association of either 'guilt' or 'celebration' with a prototypical forbidden food item (chocolate cake) was related to differences in attitudes, perceived behavioural control, and intentions in relation to healthy eating, and secondly whether the default association was related to weight change over an 18month period (and short term weight-loss in a subsample of participants with a weight-loss goal). This study did not find any evidence for adaptive or motivational properties of guilt. Participants associating chocolate cake with guilt did not report more positive attitudes or stronger intentions to eat healthy than did those associating chocolate cake with celebration. Instead, they reported lower levels of perceived behavioural control over eating and were less successful at maintaining their weight over an 18month period. Participants with a weight-loss goal who associated chocolate cake with guilt were less successful at losing weight over a 3month period compared to those associating chocolate cake with celebration.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
France 1 <1%
Ireland 1 <1%
Australia 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
South Africa 1 <1%
Unknown 135 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 36 26%
Student > Ph. D. Student 22 16%
Student > Bachelor 20 14%
Researcher 16 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 8 6%
Other 23 16%
Unknown 15 11%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 40 29%
Medicine and Dentistry 16 11%
Nursing and Health Professions 14 10%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 11 8%
Social Sciences 10 7%
Other 27 19%
Unknown 22 16%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 219. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 19 August 2020.
All research outputs
#82,934
of 16,045,893 outputs
Outputs from Appetite
#53
of 3,561 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#1,058
of 265,461 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Appetite
#2
of 82 outputs
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