Correlation of weight-based objectifying experiences with depression and eating disorder in overweight women

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Leila Khabir 1 , * , Nourollah Mohamadi 2 , Changiz Rahimi 2

1 Department of Psychology, Payame Noor University, Tehran, Iran

2 Department of Clinical Psychology, Faculty of Education and Psychology, University of Shiraz, Shiraz, Iran

How to Cite: Khabir L, Mohamadi N, Rahimi C. Correlation of weight-based objectifying experiences with depression and eating disorder in overweight women, J Kermanshah Univ Med Sci. 2015 ; 19(3):e69874. doi: 10.22110/jkums.v19i3.2038.

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Journal of Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences: 19 (3); e69874
Published Online: July 19, 2015
Article Type: Original Article
Received: January 17, 2015
Accepted: June 02, 2015
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Abstract

Background: This study was carried out to investigate the correlation of self-objectification, internalized weight bias and body image concern  with depression and eating disorder

Methods: A total of 200 female students with overweight and obesity were selected using convenience random sampling among female students with overweight and obesity referring to Shiraz sport clubs in 2013. They responded to Stigmatizing Situations Inventory (SSI), Trait Self- Objectification Questionnaire (TSOQ), Weight Bias Internalization Scale (WBIS), Body Image Concern Inventory (BICI), Center for Epidemiological Studies- Depression Scale (CES-D) and Eating Disorder Diagnostic Scale (EDDS). Data were analyzed by structural equation modeling (SEM).

Results: Result showed that self-objectification, internalized weight bias and body image concern can mediate the relationship of weight-based objectifying experiences with depression and eating disorder.

Conclusion: The findings of this study showed that fitness index of the proposed model can acceptably fit the data.

Keywords

Self-objectification body image concern depression eating disorder

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