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Talia
01-27-2007, 03:41 AM
Hi everyone

I'm writing a book and would like some people to fill in questionnaires about their body image, eating habits and attitudes. This will help me refine and test my theories.

Just quickly about myself. I am a psychologist specialising in health and happiness. You can read more about me here (http://www.taliamana.com/about.html)

The questionnaire comprises some questions where you select from options plus some open questions where I would like you to describe your personal food attitudes/habits.

I'm looking for a good cross section of people, all all ages (13 years and over pls), shapes and sizes so I can test my theories.

If you would like to do the questionnaire please email me (taliamana@gmail.com) and I will reply with a Word document for you to complete.

There will also be some personal questions for statistical purposes. These include your age, gender, geographic location (State for US, country for all other locations), weight and height.

None of the information provided will be published unless you provide explicit permission for me to do so. It would be lovely if some people would allow me to publish their comments but it isn't essential to the process.

Your email address will not be retained and you will not receive any further emails from me other than confirmation of receipt of your questionnaire and any related correspondence.

Talia
01-27-2007, 09:27 AM
A quick update...

I've already had a few people contact me and complete the surveys which is really exciting. I'm working on the theory that there are 4 "eating personalities".

When you send me your completed questionnaire I will respond with a short description of the eating personality that I think best fits. If you have the time to let me know whether you agree or disagree that would be helpful (optional).

Talia
01-29-2007, 08:23 AM
YES!!! I am still looking for people to help me refine the questionnaire. It's going really well. I'm finding the problems in the questionnaire and my theories.

I'd like another 20 or so people to fill in the questionnaires - men, women, fat, slim - everyone eats (ummm well I hope you do) so email me (taliamana@gmail.com) and I'll send the questionnaire.

Sohia Rose
01-29-2007, 09:07 AM
Sounds very interesting, but I admit I was hesitant (okay, lazy) when I learned the responses had to be in essay style. If it were one of those, "choose A or B" I would have jumped on it already.

Do the responses have to be long? :)

Vincent
01-29-2007, 09:28 AM
Sohia and her essay remark has already scared me off.

dahmnait
01-29-2007, 09:57 AM
Come on guys, take the test, help Talia out. I took it. There were only a few that you answered "free style" and those didn't take too long for me to answer. Most of the questions were along the lines of "choose A or B". It didn't take me too long to fill it out and it gave me some interesting insight into my own eating habits. :)

Talia
01-29-2007, 10:03 AM
Sohia and her essay remark has already scared me off.
And you call yourself writers ROFL :lol: :D

Most of the questions are put an X in the box. There are 4 free-form answers where you type answers plus 2 optional questions where you can write in detail if you'd like.

I am trying to load the form up to my server so people can download it. If I master that (technology not being my forte) I will post the link here.

You can always request the form and not return it. There is a little bit of time involved. Entirely voluntary ;)

Sohia Rose
01-29-2007, 10:09 AM
Sohia and her essay remark has already scared me off.

:roll: I'm sorry. That was not my intention. I just remember doing one of these a while ago and it was ALL essay. It's not the writing that got to me. I had to actually think about my life and lifestyle. Man, that was tough.

Talia
01-29-2007, 10:15 AM
:roll: I'm sorry. That was not my intention. I just remember doing one of these a while ago and it was ALL essay. It's not the writing that got to me. I had to actually think about my life and lifestyle. Man, that was tough.

Hehe. It's rough when you're forced to look at yourself ;)

Sohia Rose
01-29-2007, 10:54 AM
I sent you an email. Can I send it to my hubby/friends too?

Talia
01-29-2007, 10:58 AM
Sure! I will be sending the form in a few seconds!

Talia
01-31-2007, 02:03 PM
Thanks to everyone who has responded to my request for help with my research. If I haven't got back to you, don't panic. I've come down with a head cold which is slowing me down and then I spilt water on my keyboard and it started spewing goobledygook.

To those of you who have asked... Yes I am still looking for more people to fill out questionnaires.

Thanks everyone, Talia

Cat Scratch
02-02-2007, 06:09 AM
I'll help you out! If you get an email from Melissa, that's me.

Ol' Fashioned Girl
02-02-2007, 06:21 AM
Just sent you an email, too. Glad to help.

smallthunder
02-02-2007, 05:56 PM
Sure, for the sake of science, and all ... can you send me the form via my profile here on AW?

truelyana
02-02-2007, 06:13 PM
Definetly :D I've sent you an email already

Talia
02-03-2007, 01:32 PM
This is wonderful. Thanks everyone. I went away for a day and came back to lots of lovely email requests. Yahoo!

Talia
02-17-2007, 04:45 AM
***Updating***

Thanks to everyone who has filled in the questionnaires. It's been fantastic. I've had a good response and it's helping me refine the questions and my theories.

If you're still waiting for me to get in touch with your suggested eating personality you will probably here from me soon. Having revised my theories delayed my response time as I had to rework and rethink things. I am sooooo glad I did this as it has helped me clarify my thoughts and improve my book.

If anyone else would like to fill in the questionnaire please feel free to email me (taliamana@gmail.com) and I will send the questionnaire and then get back to you with the results based on my Eating Personality theories.

I'd especially love some emotional eaters to fill out the quesionnaire.

PattiTheWicked
02-17-2007, 06:33 PM
Just sent you an email, Talia!

Talia
02-18-2007, 01:46 AM
Great thanks Patti

Talia
02-18-2007, 03:19 AM
Another little update/snippet of information...

Before I did this research with AW participants I only had one male response. Now that I have a few more it has highlighted big differences in eating habits including a new or extra eating personality type. It may mean modifying my existing descriptions but I think there is a separate eating type that is more likely to be male. Fascinating!

Thanks again for all the input. It's helped me a lot.