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Exploring the Links between Culture, Locus of Control and Self-Compassion and their Roles in the Formation of Weight Stigmatization
The New School Psychology Bulletin (2016)
  • Peta B Stapleton, Dr, Bond University
  • Tunteeya Yamaoka
Abstract
The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between culture, Locus of Control and self-compassion in conceptualising weigh stigmatization. Participants included a culturally diverse sample (N= 136) who completed measures online including: the Attitude towards Obese Persons Scale (ATOP), Beliefs about Obese Persons Scale (BAOP), Anti-Fat Attitudes Scale (AFA), Multidimensional Health Locus of Control Scale (MHLC-Form B), Self-Compassion Scale (SCS), Individualism/Collectivism Scale (IND/COL) and the Marlowe Crown Social Desirability Scale (MCSD Short-Form). Self-compassion was a significant negative predictor of weight stigmatization and had a potential to reduce weight bias. Collectivism was a significant negative predictor of weight stigmatization, and another potential variable that may reduce weight bias. Internal locus of control was a significant negative predictor of weight stigmatization, thus reducing the effects of weight bias.
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Publication Date
August 15, 2016
Citation Information
Peta B Stapleton and Tunteeya Yamaoka. "Exploring the Links between Culture, Locus of Control and Self-Compassion and their Roles in the Formation of Weight Stigmatization" The New School Psychology Bulletin Vol. 13 Iss. 2 (2016) p. 32 - 46 ISSN: 1931-793X
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/peta_stapleton/43/