The four-item WLOC Scale assessed a person’s perceptions of how their weight is controlled—internally (two items; e.g., “whether I gain, lose, or maintain my weight is entirely up to me”) or externally (two items; e.g., “being the right weight is largely a matter of good fortune”). Each item is scored on a Likert-type scale from 1 (strongly disagree) to 5 (strongly agree).
Year: 1982 Authors: Saltzer Disease: Obesity Outcome: Self-efficacy
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Measure: Self-efficacy
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Number of RCTs that used this tool (in our study): 1
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Scale: Higher scores are better, scores range 4-20 Reference: Saltzer, E. B. (1982). The Weight Locus of Control (WLOC) Scale: A Specific Measure for Obesity Research. Journal of Personality Assessment, 46(6), 620–628.
Target population: General population Focus Disease specific Translations available: Yes Original version validated: Yes Original language: English Form of delivery: Self-reported Licence needed: Unclear 10.1207/s15327752jpa4606_11