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Dès 5 ans, les filles rejettent l’obésité

Résumé : The major aim of this study was to test gender asymmetry of body-size stigmatisation in preschool children. It also examined to what extent very young children associate overweight with responsibility (cause perception) and controllability (solution perception). Five and six year-old boys and girls were asked to rank six drawings differing in terms of gender (girls vs. boys) and body size (thin, obese, and average-size). They were then asked to answer a questionnaire measuring perceived causes and solutions. Results first confirmed that either male or female obese children were more rejected by girls than by boys. They also revealed that both girls and boys associated overweight with internal causes, but only girls thought that overweight is controllable, suggesting that doing sport may be appropriate to overcome overweight. Thus, even at a very young age, over-weight stigmatisation is biased by gender category asymmetry. Girls are especially severe against overweight peers. They think that overweight is controllable and seem to have internalized normative standards of feminine beauty.
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Loris Schiaratura, FranÇoise Leherpeux. Dès 5 ans, les filles rejettent l’obésité. Enfance- Paris-, Presses universitaires de France, 2009, Enfance, N° 2 (2), pp.241-256. ⟨10.3917/enf1.092.0241⟩. ⟨hal-03664660⟩



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