A study was done to understand the mediating effect of autosuggestion in weight management in female college students. From three colleges and two women’s hostel in and around Coimbatore, 82 female college students who expressed their consent to participate in the study, who were overweight, devoid of health conditions like polycystic ovary syndrome, diabetes and hypertension and who did not come under the category of obesity were selected by random sampling. Group A had 41 participants and they underwent the intervention of Exercise+Diet+Autosuggestions; Group B had 41 participants and they underwent the intervention of Exercise+Diet. They completed WHO-5 Well-being Index (1998 version) before and after the intervention.The results indicated that there was a marginal but a statistically insignificant difference in the body weight of the participants in both Group A and Group B. There was a statistically significant difference in the well-being of the participants in both Group A and Group B. The results recommended longer periods of behavioural interventions incorporating psychological techniques for adherence to the regimen resulting in sustained weight reduction.
Dr. Preetha Menon and S, S. P., “Autosuggestion as a Mediator in Weight Management in Female College Students”, International Journal of Scientific Reseach, vol. 4, 2015.