Tolerance of larger body sizes by young adults living in Australia and Hawaii

Knight, Tess, Latner, Janet and Illingworth, Kaye 2010, Tolerance of larger body sizes by young adults living in Australia and Hawaii, Eating disorders, vol. 18, no. 5, pp. 425-434, doi: 10.1080/10640266.2010.511932.

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Title Tolerance of larger body sizes by young adults living in Australia and Hawaii
Author(s) Knight, TessORCID iD for Knight, Tess
Latner, Janet
Illingworth, Kaye
Journal name Eating disorders
Volume number 18
Issue number 5
Start page 425
End page 434
Total pages 10
Publisher Routledge
Place of publication London, England
Publication date 2010-10
ISSN 1064-0266
Summary Identifying the barriers to achieving an appropriate body size is important for health. This study investigated young adults' tolerance of excess weight in other adults. Participants were 172 students (65 male, 107 female) with a mean age of 22.24 years (SD = 1.61). Half the participants resided in Australia, and half in Hawaii. Students from both countries were found to be tolerant of body sizes larger than those recommended for good health. These results help inform our understanding of the factors that may influence weight gain, and have important implications for the worldwide obesity problem and related health issues.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/10640266.2010.511932
Field of Research 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Socio Economic Objective 920401 Behaviour and Health
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
HERDC collection year 2010
Copyright notice ©2010, Taylor & Francis
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