Fat talk and its relationship with body image disturbance

Mills, Jacqueline and Fuller-Tyszkiewicz, Matthew 2016, Fat talk and its relationship with body image disturbance, Body image, vol. 18, pp. 61-64, doi: 10.1016/j.bodyim.2016.05.001.

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Title Fat talk and its relationship with body image disturbance
Author(s) Mills, Jacqueline
Fuller-Tyszkiewicz, MatthewORCID iD for Fuller-Tyszkiewicz, Matthew orcid.org/0000-0003-1145-6057
Journal name Body image
Volume number 18
Start page 61
End page 64
Total pages 4
Publisher Elsevier
Place of publication Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Publication date 2016-09
ISSN 1873-6807
Keyword(s) fat talk
body esteem
thin ideal internalization
appearance-based comparisons
body surveillance
Summary Although past studies have highlighted fat talk as relevant to body image disturbance, the majority of these have only investigated the link between fat talk and body esteem, to the exclusion of other body image constructs. One hundred and ninety-nine women completed an online survey measuring levels of appearance-based comparisons, body surveillance, thin ideal internalization, body esteem, and fat talk (FT-body concerns and FT-body comparisons). Results showed that fat talk made a significant contribution in explaining additional variance in body esteem above the other three body image factors, with FT-body concerns in particular making the highest unique contribution. Hierarchical regression analyses suggest that fat talk should be viewed as an independent psychosocial predictor of body esteem in both theoretical and therapeutic contexts. Future research should explore these relationships from a longitudinal perspective, and also clarify the nuances in the relationships by investigating the nature of women's everyday body image experiences.
Language eng
DOI 10.1016/j.bodyim.2016.05.001
Field of Research 170199 Psychology not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 929999 Health not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2016, Elsevier
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