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

authors:

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

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

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.

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