2018
DOI: 10.1590/0102-311x00197917
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Abstract: This study examines how youth collectively represent fatness and determines the emotions it arouses. Understanding how fatness is socially constructed by young people is crucial to create programs that better deal with it. A free association exercise elicited by the word "fatness" was answered by 200 people of the Autonomous Community of the Basque Country (Spain), and the content was analyzed by its lexicon using Alceste software. The results showed that health-related representation of fatness was mostly des… Show more

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“…This observation complements the findings of a previous free-word association study in the context of obesity, in which healthy students had to provide their impressions on fatness. Surprisingly, they linked the fatness-related bad feelings with social pressure rather than with the health or selfcomfort of the people with obesity [23].…”
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confidence: 99%
“…This observation complements the findings of a previous free-word association study in the context of obesity, in which healthy students had to provide their impressions on fatness. Surprisingly, they linked the fatness-related bad feelings with social pressure rather than with the health or selfcomfort of the people with obesity [23].…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…Os três eixos presentes nas Representações Sociais da obesidade indicam que tais representações estão ancoradas nos aspectos negativos que são propagados cotidianamente sobre a obesidade e os padrões de beleza vigentes, e que compõem o imaginário social a respeito do fenômeno. A obesidade considerada como doença (Collipal & Godoy, 2015;Justo & Camargo, 2017;Justo et al, 2018), relacionada ao preconceito e à discriminação (Araújo, Coutinho, Alberto, et al, 2018;Araújo, Coutinho, Araújo-Morais, et al, 2018;Koelzer et al, 2016) e ligada à problemas de autoestima e tristeza (Mondragon & Txertudi, 2018) faz parte do imaginário social sobre a obesidade, tanto entre pessoas obesas como não obesas.…”
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“…A obesidade é considerada uma doença (Collipal & Godoy, 2015), um desvio . Está relacionada a emoções negativas como tristeza, insegurança, vergonha, ansiedade, pena e raiva (Mondragon & Txertudi, 2018), portanto, deve ser combatida (Justo & Camargo, 2017).…”
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