publication . Article . 2015

Weight Based Stereotyping Amongst Pre-Service Health and Physical Educators

Werkhoven, Thea; Cotton, Wayne; Russell, Kate;
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  • Published: 01 Jun 2015 Journal: International Journal of e-Healthcare Information Systems, volume 1, pages 31-38 (eissn: 2046-3332, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Infonomics Society
  • Country: Japan
Abstract
The purpose of this study was to examine the fat stereotyping attitudes of pre-service health and physical educators towards overweight and obese children and to determine if these attitudes were influenced by gender or degree progression. Pre-service health and physical educators (n=38) completed the Fat Stereotypes Questionnaire and endorsed fat stereotyping attitudes on characteristics and attributes including laziness, attractiveness and friendship. Males and females exhibited differing attitudes during their second and third year of study with males associating happiness with thinness whereas females associated it with fatness. Attitudes towards obesity wor...
Subjects
free text keywords: Attractiveness, Obesity, medicine.disease, medicine, Happiness, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Quality of teaching, Clinical psychology, Laziness, Friendship, Psychology, Overweight, medicine.symptom
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publication . Article . 2015

Weight Based Stereotyping Amongst Pre-Service Health and Physical Educators

Werkhoven, Thea; Cotton, Wayne; Russell, Kate;