Title

Body Image, Self-Esteem, and Experiences of Weight Stigma, and Fat Bias in Male and Female Young Adults with Varying BMI

Proposal Focus

Research

Abstract

The purpose of the present study was to examine the associations between body image, self-esteem, experiences with weight stigma, and fat bias in male and female young adults. Data were collected via a Qualtrics questionnaire using recruitment fliers posted on social media. Results suggest that female’s experience greater expectations in body size and image, and the higher the BMI the poorer the body image, self-esteem, and the greater the number of experiences with weight stigmatization. Implications for working with young adults with excess body weight will be discussed.

Keywords

Body image, self-esteem, weight stigma, young adults

Location

Cornerstone Ballroom

Start Date

12-4-2019 3:00 PM

End Date

12-4-2019 4:00 PM

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Body Image, Self-Esteem, and Experiences of Weight Stigma, and Fat Bias in Male and Female Young Adults with Varying BMI

Cornerstone Ballroom

The purpose of the present study was to examine the associations between body image, self-esteem, experiences with weight stigma, and fat bias in male and female young adults. Data were collected via a Qualtrics questionnaire using recruitment fliers posted on social media. Results suggest that female’s experience greater expectations in body size and image, and the higher the BMI the poorer the body image, self-esteem, and the greater the number of experiences with weight stigmatization. Implications for working with young adults with excess body weight will be discussed.