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Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord. 2000 Dec;24(12):1705-6.

Pre-school children's attitudes to fat and normal male and female stimulus figures.

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  • 1Queen Margaret University College, Edinburgh, UK. jturnbull@qmuc.ac.uk

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To investigate gender differences in attitudes to obesity in pre-school children.

DESIGN:

Evaluation of gender differences in judgements of stimulus figures varying in body shape and gender.

SUBJECTS:

Twenty-five children aged 2-5 y, 12 boys and 13 girls.

MEASURES:

Forced-choice ascriptions of personal, social and behavioural traits to normal and obese male and female dolls.

RESULTS:

Children ascribed more negative characteristics than positive ones to fat figures than to normal figures, and more to fat female than to fat male figures.

CONCLUSION:

Children can demonstrate prejudiced behaviour towards obesity at earlier ages than previously thought.

PMID:
11126228
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