The Effect of an 8-Week Challenge on Weight Loss
Dr. Kelly Helm
Arts and Sciences
The purpose of this study was to observe the effects of an incentivized 8-week weight loss challenge on weight loss. The question to be answered was “will an 8-week incentivized weight loss challenge have an effect on weight loss?”. Twelve females between the ages of 37 and 56 participated in the challenge. The subjects put in a certain amount of money and recorded their weight each week. The subject that had the most percentage weight loss at 8 weeks won the money. The subjects chose their own methods of weight loss. A paired t-test was used to analyze the pre and post weight. The data analysis indicated there was a statistical significance (p=.009). The average weight loss was 5.92 pounds. The author concludes that an 8-week incentivized weight loss challenge did have an impact on weight loss.
Grossmann, Mackenzie, "The Effect of an 8-Week Challenge on Weight Loss" (2018). Symposium on Undergraduate Research and Creative Expression (SOURCE). 736.