Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Educational Psychology and Special Education
Dr. Laura D. Fredrick
Dr. Paul A. Alberto
Dr. Daphne Greenberg
Dr. Ann C. Kruger
The purpose of this research was to examine the impact of self-management on daily net calories consumed by women who are overweight. Four white females between the ages of 35 and 41 with a self-reported BMI between 25 and 29.9 completed this study. A multiple baseline across participants design was used to demonstrate a functional relation between the independent variable (i.e., self-management) and the dependent variable (i.e., net calories consumed) for each participant. Three of the four participants decreased their daily net calories consumed after beginning the self-management intervention. This was the first single case research study to examine the effectiveness of self-management on daily net calories consumed (i.e., caloric intake minus caloric expenditure) and extended previous literature on white females who were overweight.
Dollar, Chad A., "What is the Impact of Self-Management on Daily Net Calories Consumed by Women Who are Overweight?." Dissertation, Georgia State University, 2013.