Current Problems of Psychiatry

Current Problems of Psychiatry

Social competence and the need for approval and life satisfaction of women with excess body weight and ...

ORIGINAL PAPER
Curr Probl Psychiatry 2016; 17(2): 110-117

DOI: 10.1515/cpp-2016-0013


Joanna Miniszewska 1, Katherine Kogut 2

1 Institute of Psychology, Health Psychology Department, University of Lodz
2 The Specialist Hospital in Sanok, Autonomous Public Healthcare Centre

Abstract

Social competence and the need for approval and life satisfaction of women with excess body weight and women of normal weight - preliminary report

The purpose of the present study is to examine the life satisfaction levels in two groups of women - with excess body weight and nor-mal weight and the relationship between life satisfaction and the level of social competences The study involved 70 women (35 with excess body weight and 35 with normal weight). The Life Satisfaction Questionnaire, Social Competence Questionnaire and Social Ap-proval Questionnaire were used in the study. The study revealed no significant differences in terms of overall life satisfaction among women with excess weight and normal weight and a number of other relationships between the variables (like the importance of the need for social approval for the assessment of life satisfaction in those who have excess body weight).

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Keywords

life satisfaction, social competencies, the need for approval, excessive body weight

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