Individual differences in the anti-fat attitudes of preschool-children: the importance of perceived body size.

@article{Holub2008IndividualDI,
  title={Individual differences in the anti-fat attitudes of preschool-children: the importance of perceived body size.},
  author={Shayla C Holub},
  journal={Body image},
  year={2008},
  volume={5 3},
  pages={317-21}
}
Preschool-age children hold negative attitudes toward overweight peers (i.e., anti-fat attitudes), but little is known about individual differences in these attitudes. The current study investigated actual weight status and perceived body size in relation to preschool-age children's anti-fat attitudes. Sixty-nine 4-6 year-olds (61% girls) were individually interviewed about their body size perceptions using a figure rating scale and anti-fat attitudes using multiple methods (including an… CONTINUE READING

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