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Internalized Weight Bias and its Association with Short-Term Weight Loss Outcomes In Adults Utilizing an Online Weight Loss Platform

Abstract There are multivariate factors that not only play a role in an individual's ability to lose weight, but may create barriers to his or her success. One such factor is internalized weight bias (IWB), which is inversely associated with weight loss outcomes and body satisfaction, and directly associated with psychosocial maladjustments such as depression and binge eating. This study examined the relationship between internalized weight bias and weight loss outcomes using a coding scheme developed for an online weight loss forum to see whether results would be consistent with self-administered surveys that measure IWB. The coding scheme was developed using an exploratory factor analysis of a survey composed of existing measures of IWB. Parti... (more)
Created Date 2015
Contributor Escajeda, Janessa (Author) / Hekler, Eric (Advisor) / Barroso, Cristina (Advisor) / Dixon, Kathleen (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Health education / Nutrition / Social psychology / coding scheme / intervention / online / social identification / weight bias / weight loss
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 90 pages
Language English
Reuse Permissions All Rights Reserved
Note Masters Thesis Nutrition 2015
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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