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

  title={Pre-school children's attitudes to fat and normal male and female stimulus figures},
  author={J Dunkeld Turnbull and Susan G. Heaslip and HA McLeod},
  journal={International Journal of Obesity},
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… CONTINUE READING

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