Gender comparisons of fat talk in the United Kingdom and the United States

Payne, Lucinda O., Martz, Denise M., Tompkins, K. Brooke, Petroff, Anna B. and Farrow, Claire V. (2011). Gender comparisons of fat talk in the United Kingdom and the United States. Sex Roles, 65 (7), pp. 557-565.

Abstract

This study compared different forms of body talk, including "fat talk," among 231 university men and women in central England (UK; n = 93) and the southeastern United States (US; n = 138). A 2 (gender) by 2 (country) repeated measures ANOVA across types of body talk (negative, self-accepting, positive) and additional Chi-square analyses revealed that there were differences across gender and between the UK and US cultures. Specifically, UK and US women were more likely to report frequently hearing or perceiving pressure to engage in fat talk than men. US women and men were also more likely to report pressure to join in self-accepting body talk than UK women and men.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11199-010-9881-4
Divisions: Life & Health Sciences > Psychology
Life & Health Sciences
Life & Health Sciences > Applied Health Research Group
Additional Information: The final publication is available at link.springer.com
Uncontrolled Keywords: fat talkSelf-accepting and positiv,self-accepting and positive body talk,gender,cross-cultural comparisons
Full Text Link: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11199-010-9881-4
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Published Date: 2011-10
Authors: Payne, Lucinda O.
Martz, Denise M.
Tompkins, K. Brooke
Petroff, Anna B.
Farrow, Claire V. ( 0000-0003-3745-6610)

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