Attitudes about overweight and dating among secondary school students.

@article{Sobal1995AttitudesAO,
  title={Attitudes about overweight and dating among secondary school students.},
  author={Jeffery Sobal and V Nicolopoulos and Jeannette L Lee},
  journal={International journal of obesity and related metabolic disorders : journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity},
  year={1995},
  volume={19 6},
  pages={376-81}
}
OBJECTIVE To understand social preferences for thinness and the stigmatization of obesity, this study examined attitudes of adolescents towards dating (courtship) of overweight people. DESIGN A cross-sectional survey was performed in upper class high school students at a public and private school. MEASUREMENTS A written questionnaire that included questions assessing attitudes about dating overweight individuals, including a Guttman Dating Overweight Partners Scale (DOPS), was completed by… CONTINUE READING

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