Body size stigmatization in preschool children: the role of control attributions.

@article{MusherEizenman2004BodySS,
  title={Body size stigmatization in preschool children: the role of control attributions.},
  author={Dara R. Musher-Eizenman and Shayla C Holub and Amy Barnhart Miller and Sara E Goldstein and Laura A Edwards-Leeper},
  journal={Journal of pediatric psychology},
  year={2004},
  volume={29 8},
  pages={613-20}
}
OBJECTIVE The current study assessed preschool-age children's control attributions for weight and the relationship of these attributions to attitudes and behavioral intentions toward children of different body sizes. METHODS Forty-two children (mean age = 5.2 years) were interviewed about the adjectives they attributed to figures of different sizes, their preference for size in playmates, and their beliefs about children's ability to control their own weight. RESULTS Adjective ratings for… CONTINUE READING