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


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.

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Divisions: College of Health & Life Sciences > School of Psychology
College of Health & Life Sciences
College of Health & Life Sciences > Chronic and Communicable Conditions
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Uncontrolled Keywords: fat talkSelf-accepting and positiv,self-accepting and positive body talk,gender,cross-cultural comparisons
Publication ISSN: 1573-2762
Last Modified: 03 May 2024 07:10
Date Deposited: 05 Feb 2014 15:42
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PURE Output Type: Article
Published Date: 2011-10
Published Online Date: 2010-09-22
Authors: Payne, Lucinda O.
Martz, Denise M.
Tompkins, K. Brooke
Petroff, Anna B.
Farrow, Claire V. (ORCID Profile 0000-0003-3745-6610)



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