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    • BMI AND WEIGHT DISCRIMINATION 3 Abstract Objective: This study explored the relationship between self-reported body mass index (BMI) and attitudes and fat phobic tendencies towards obese people. Research Methods and Procedures: An internet-based...
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    • BMI AND WEIGHT DISCRIMINATION 21 for the Fat Phobia Scale was 3.7. A score of 4.4 or higher was noted in 13.4% of participants (Wolf, 2010). Attitudes Toward Obese Persons Scale The Attitudes Toward Obese Persons (ATOP) Scale has a retest...
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    • BMI AND WEIGHT DISCRIMINATION 24 The internet-based survey included three questionnaires: the Fat Phobia Scale-Short Form, the Attitudes Towards Obese People Scale, and the Beliefs About Obese People Scale. Each questionnaire was administered to...
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    • BMI AND WEIGHT DISCRIMINATION 26 Chapter 4: Results All hypotheses were tested by calculating Pearson product-moment correlation coefficients using the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS). See all tables and figures for a complete...
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    • BMI AND WEIGHT DISCRIMINATION 27 that a person with a higher BMI tends to believe that one’s body weight is not under personal control. Although not originally hypothesized, FPS-SF and ATOP scores were significantly correlated, r(300) = -0.352, p <...
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    • BMI AND WEIGHT DISCRIMINATION 29 Chapter 5: Discussion As obesity rates continue to rise, it is believed that there is a direct association between those rates and weight-related stigmas and discrimination (Gorber & Tremblay, 2010). However, the...
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    • BMI AND WEIGHT DISCRIMINATION 30 appear to be a correlation between BMI and the ATOP scale, there was a significant correlation between BMI and the BAOP scale, suggesting that BMI does affect the beliefs that people have toward obese persons and...
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    • BMI AND WEIGHT DISCRIMINATION 5 Beliefs About Obese Person Scale ................................................................................................ 20 Conclusion...
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    • BMI AND WEIGHT DISCRIMINATION 50 Figure 4: Attitudes Towards Obese Persons (ATOP) Scale (Paper)
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    • BMI AND WEIGHT DISCRIMINATION 52 Figure 6. BMI FPS-SF. This figure illustrates the data for each subject, their BMI, their FPS-SF score, and the linear correlation (n = 300, r = -0.049, p < .05) between the two variables. Figure 7. BMI ATOP. This...
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    • BMI AND WEIGHT DISCRIMINATION 53 Figure 8. BMI BAOP. This figure illustrates the data for each subject, their BMI, their BAOP score, and the linear correlation (n = 300, r = 0.151, p < .05) between the two variables. Figure 9. FPS-SF ATOP. This...
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    • BMI AND WEIGHT DISCRIMINATION 54 Figure 10. FPS-SF BAOP. This figure illustrates the data for each subject, their FPS-SF score, their BAOP score, and the linear correlation (n = 300, r = -0.382, p < .01) between the two variables. Figure 11. ATOP...
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    • BMI AND WEIGHT DISCRIMINATION 56 Table 4 Pearson Correlation Coefficients BMI ATOP BAOP FPS-SF AGE GEND EDU Body mass index (BMI) (kg/m2) -- Attitudes Toward Obese Persons Scale (0 to 120) 0.004* -- Beliefs About Obese Persons Scale (0 to 48) .151*...
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    • BMI AND WEIGHT DISCRIMINATION 9 higher anti-fat bias scores, indicating negative feelings towards oneself as a result of their body weight. It is hypothesized that a positive correlation between self-reported BMI and the Fat Phobia Scale-Short...
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    • BMI AND WEIGHT DISCRIMINATION 10 Weight discrimination. Weight discrimination is defined as the negative attitudes expressed by people that are directed toward obesity and those people who are obese (Teachman & Brownell, 2001). The Fat Phobia...
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