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Factors Associated with the Weight Bias Internalization of the Girls in Early Adolescence
Jin Suk Ra, Soon Ok Kim
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2021;32(2):140-149.   Published online June 30, 2021
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12799/jkachn.2021.32.2.140
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Purpose
This study aimed to identify factors (biological, psychological, interpersonal, and contextual factors) associated with the weight bias internalization of the Korean girls in early adolescence.
Methods
This study used a cross-sectional design. Data was collected from 233 girls aged 12~14 years with a self-reported questionnaire. With multiple regression analysis, the factors associated with the weight bias internalization of the girls in early adolescence were analyzed.
Results
Of psychosocial factors, fear to fat (anti-fat attitude) (β=.43, p<.001) was associated with the weight bias internalization of the girls in early adolescence. In addition, attachment with teachers (β=-.11, p=.029) of an interpersonal factor and perceived socio-cultural pressure regarding weight control (β=.34, p<.001) of a contextual factor were associated with the weight bias internalization of the girls in early adolescence.
Conclusion
For releasing the weight bias internalization of the girls in early adolescence, decreasing anti-fat attitude and socio-cultural pressure regarding weight control should be primarily required through social efforts including community and school based interventions.

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  • Moderating Effects of Student Engagement on the Relationship Between Weight Bias Internalization and Depressive Symptoms Among Adolescent Girls With Higher Weight
    Jin Suk Ra
    The Journal of Early Adolescence.2024; 44(3): 365.     CrossRef

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