Purpose: the comparison between adolescents and their physical education teachers/trainers about anti-fat attitudes and weight stereotypes. Method: Anti-fat Attitudes and Dislike of Fat People Scale, Fat Stereotypes Questionnaire, and Semantic Differentials referred to Physical Self, Overweight, and Normal-weight People. Results: non-agonistic adolescents expressed higher levels of anti-fat attitudes than the others and curricular teachers showed higher levels of dislike for fat people than the others. Both positive and negative weight stereotypes were associated to fat people both by agonistic adolescents and physical education teachers/trainers. Agonistic adolescents expressed a more positive representation of normal-weight people and their physical self than the others. Lastly, the more the participants expressed high levels of anti-fat attitudes, the less they positively judged the representation of overweight people

Anti-fat attitudes and weight stereotypes: A comparison between adolescents and their teachers.

DE CAROLI, Maria Elvira
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SAGONE, ELISABETTA
2015

Abstract

Purpose: the comparison between adolescents and their physical education teachers/trainers about anti-fat attitudes and weight stereotypes. Method: Anti-fat Attitudes and Dislike of Fat People Scale, Fat Stereotypes Questionnaire, and Semantic Differentials referred to Physical Self, Overweight, and Normal-weight People. Results: non-agonistic adolescents expressed higher levels of anti-fat attitudes than the others and curricular teachers showed higher levels of dislike for fat people than the others. Both positive and negative weight stereotypes were associated to fat people both by agonistic adolescents and physical education teachers/trainers. Agonistic adolescents expressed a more positive representation of normal-weight people and their physical self than the others. Lastly, the more the participants expressed high levels of anti-fat attitudes, the less they positively judged the representation of overweight people
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