The Stigma of Obesity

@article{Schafer2011TheSO,
  title={The Stigma of Obesity},
  author={Markus H. Schafer and Kenneth F. Ferraro},
  journal={Social Psychology Quarterly},
  year={2011},
  volume={74},
  pages={76 - 97}
}
Obesity is widely recognized as a health risk, but it also represents a disadvantaged social position. Viewing body weight within the framework of stigma and its effects on life chances, we examine how perceived weight-based discrimination influences identity and physical health. Using national survey data with a 10-year longitudinal follow-up, we consider whether perceptions of weight discrimination shape weight perceptions, whether perceived weight discrimination exacerbates the health risks… Expand

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