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Kranjac, Ashley W.; Kranjac, Dinko – Psychology in the Schools, 2021
Childhood overweight and obesity are major public health problems in the United States. Children who experience poverty are 1.5 times more likely to suffer with overweight and 1.6 times more likely to have obesity. The extent to which overweight or obesity exacerbates the negative influence of socioeconomic inequality on child academic outcomes…
Descriptors: Children, Obesity, Poverty, Academic Achievement
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Kornilaki, Ekaterina N.; Cheng, Helen – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
In hypothetical playmate preference tasks, obese figures are rarely picked up as friends. This study aims to observe what happens in real life and examine the relationship between body-size and social status in children. Four-hundred and fourteen children aged 5, 7 and 9 years were given a sociometric test. The Body Mass Index (BMI) of each child…
Descriptors: Obesity, Child Health, Body Weight, Correlation
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Kilic, Yakup – International Journal of Psychology and Educational Studies, 2020
The aim of this study is to reveal prejudice against obesity in students who study sports sciences at the university level in Turkey in terms of different variables. The sample group of the study included 387 randomly chosen students of sports sciences from Bingöl University, Firat University, Sütçü Imam University and Düzce University. To collect…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Bias, Obesity, Athletics
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Hawkins, Misty A. W.; Clawson, Ashley H.; Smith, Caitlin E.; Stout, Madison E.; Keirns, Natalie G.; Ruppe, Nicole M. – Journal of American College Health, 2020
Objective: This study examined psychosocial distress and substance use in young adults with asthma (A), obesity (O), comorbid asthma and obesity (AO), or neither (controls). Participants: Eight hundred eighty-one young adults were included in the A, O, AO, or control group. Methods: ANCOVA and logistic regression analyses were performed to compare…
Descriptors: Diseases, Psychological Patterns, Substance Abuse, Mental Health
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Kaufman, Caroline C.; Thurston, Idia B.; Maclin-Akinyemi, Courtney; Hardin, Robin N.; Decker, Kristina M.; Kamody, Rebecca C. – Journal of American College Health, 2020
Objective: Approximately one-third of college students are categorized as overweight/obese and elevated weight has been associated with increased risk of depressive symptoms. Less is known about protective factors in this context. This study examined associations between depressive symptoms and health behaviors, as well as body image variables…
Descriptors: Risk, Depression (Psychology), Body Weight, Correlation
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Cotter, Elizabeth W.; Bera, Victoria; Elsemore, Johanna; Snelling, Anastasia – American Journal of Health Education, 2018
Background: Latinos in the United States are at heightened risk for obesity and health disparities, yet community-based interventions to promote health are limited. Purpose: This research examined the feasibility and efficacy of a culturally relevant obesity prevention program (Vivir Sano), which included stress reduction and behavioral lifestyle…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Community Programs, Statistical Analysis, Hispanic Americans
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Silver, Michelle Pannor; Cronin, Shawna M. – Health Education & Behavior, 2019
Background: Evidence suggests that children and adolescents growing up in low-income families and those with underrepresented ethnocultural backgrounds tend to have high prevalence rates of obesity and more difficulty adhering to childhood obesity interventions. However, less is known about how intergenerational, family-based approaches to…
Descriptors: Allied Health Personnel, Compliance (Psychology), Obesity, Family Role
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Knol, Linda L.; Robb, Cliff A.; McKinley, Erin M.; Wood, Mary – American Journal of Health Education, 2017
Background: The prevalence of food insecurity among college students ranges from 14% to 59%. Most of the research to date has examined the determinants of food insecurity. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine the relationships between food insecurity and self-rated health and obesity among college students living off campus. Methods:…
Descriptors: College Students, Food, Obesity, Online Surveys
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Glock, Sabine; Beverborg, Arnoud Oude Groote; Müller, Barbara C. N. – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2016
Obese children experience disadvantages in school and discrimination from their teachers. Teachers' implicit and explicit attitudes have been identified as contributing to these disadvantages. Drawing on dual process models, we investigated the nature of pre-service teachers' implicit and explicit attitudes, their motivation to respond without…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes, Obesity, Negative Attitudes
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van der Kleij, R. M. J. J.; Crone, M. R.; Reis, R.; Paulussen, T. G. W. M. – Health Education Research, 2016
Several intersectoral community approaches targeting childhood obesity (IACOs) have been launched in the Netherlands. Translation of these approaches into practice is however arduous and implementation. We therefore studied the implementation of five IACOs in the Netherlands for one-and-a-half years. IACO implementation was evaluated via an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Stakeholders, Program Implementation, Community Involvement
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Cameron, Erin – Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 2016
Given that postsecondary institutions are increasingly seen as sites to promote health, critical scholars are calling attention to how the contemporary Western weight-centred health paradigm reinforces a "size matters" message that is fueling harmful attitudes towards and judgments of bodies. As such, research that highlights strategies…
Descriptors: Obesity, Scholarship, Health Promotion, Higher Education
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Benton, Pree; Skouteris, Helen; Hayden, Melissa – Early Child Development and Care, 2016
The primary aim of the present study was to cross-sectionally examine the associations between maternal psychosocial variables, child feeding practices, and preschooler body mass index z-score (BMI-z) in children (aged 2-4 years). A secondary aim was to examine differences in child weight outcomes between mothers scoring above and below specified…
Descriptors: Depression (Psychology), Anxiety, Mothers, Symptoms (Individual Disorders)
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Levitan, Robert D.; Jansen, Pauline; Wendland, Barbara; Tiemeier, Henning; Jaddoe, Vincent W.; Silveira, Patricia P.; Kennedy, James L.; Atkinson, Leslie; Fleming, Alison; Sokolowski, Marla; Gaudreau, Helene; Steiner, Meir; Dubé, Laurette; Hamilton, Jill; Moss, Ellen; Wazana, Ashley; Meaney, Michael – Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 2017
Background: Recent evidence suggests that early exposure to low maternal sensitivity is a risk factor for obesity in children and adolescents. A separate line of study shows that the seven-repeat (7R) allele of the dopamine-4 receptor gene (DRD4) increases susceptibility to environmental factors including maternal sensitivity. The current study…
Descriptors: Risk, Prediction, Obesity, Preschool Children
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Kim, Hee Soon; Ham, Ok Kyung; Jang, Mi Na; Yun, Hyun Jung; Park, Jiyoung – Journal of School Nursing, 2014
The purpose of the study was to identify the economic differences in familial, physiological, psychological, and lifestyle characteristics associated with overweight and obese children in South Korea. A total of 407 overweight and obese children participated in the study. The obesity rate was 69.0% and the prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MS) was…
Descriptors: Obesity, At Risk Persons, Child Health, Economic Factors
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Worthy, Sheri L.; Lokken, Kristine; Pilcher, Kenneth; Boeka, Abbe – Health Education Journal, 2010
Objective: Overweight and obesity rates are associated with chronic diseases and higher rates of disability and continue to rise in the United States and worldwide. The purpose of this study was to build on past research and further investigate demographic and lifestyle variables associated with increased body mass index (BMI: kg/m[squared]).…
Descriptors: Obesity, Body Composition, Physical Activities, Surgery
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