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    • EFFECTS OF BACKGROUND MUSIC 14 They were asked to rate them on a five-point scale. The purpose of the study was to see if the majority of the students would characterize the music in the same categories. The students were then split into three...
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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 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 13 Chapter 2: Review of Literature Scope of the Problem Obesity is associated with physiological (Gorber & Tremblay, 2010), psychological (Schvey, Puhl, & Brownell, 2011), and even economical health (Andreyeva, Sturm &...
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    • BMI AND WEIGHT DISCRIMINATION 19 bias that is similar to those that are leaner, suggesting that obese people themselves harbor negative feelings towards “fat people”. Those that are overweight hold negative associations with being overweight...
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    • BMI AND WEIGHT DISCRIMINATION 20 a mean score of 3.27 among overweight respondents compared to 2.40 for normal weight respondents. The pair of adjectives that had the greatest difference between overweight and normal weight respondents were...
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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 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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