Undergraduate students were tested to examine the effects of a stressful situation and body type on hunger levels. Twenty-eight participants were randomly presented with a booklet containing either a stressful or neutral story, and were instructed to read the story and complete the subsequent questionnaire. From the questionnaire, each participant's body mass index (BMI) was calculated, along with a hunger level which was derived from the 7-point Likert Scale presented. It was found that the predictor variables, stress and BMI, did not demonstrate a main effect. Similarly, there was no interaction between stress and BMI with respect to the outcome variable hunger. Possible reasons as to why such results occurred are discussed.
"The Effects of Stress and Body Type on Hunger Levels,"
The Huron University College Journal of Learning and Motivation:
1, Article 2.
Available at: http://ir.lib.uwo.ca/hucjlm/vol49/iss1/2