Obesity discrimination: the role of physical appearance, personal ideology, and anti-fat prejudice
International Journal of Obesity, 05/07/2012
O'Brien KS et al. – Self–report measures of prejudice act as surrogates for discrimination, but there has been no empirical support for the validity of explicit measures of anti–fat prejudice. Here, the universal measure of bias (UMB), authoritarianism, and physical appearance investment predicted obesity discrimination. The present results provide support for the use of these measures by researchers seeking to assess, understand, and reduce anti–fat prejudice and discrimination.