|Appears in Collections:||Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport Journal Articles|
|Peer Review Status:||Refereed|
|Title:||The Portrayal of Obesity in U.K. National Newspapers|
|Authors:||Flint, Stuart W|
overweight and obesity
|Publisher:||American Psychological Association|
|Citation:||Flint SW, Hudson J & Lavallee D (2016) The Portrayal of Obesity in U.K. National Newspapers, Stigma and Health, 1 (1), pp. 16-28.|
|Abstract:||Obesity is a major medical health challenge; however, the associated stigma represents a harmful and obstructive obstacle to treatment. The study purpose was to explore the portrayal of obesity in UK national newspapers. A purposive sample of 312 editions (weekday: n = 208; weekend: n = 104) from six newspapers (3 broadsheet; 3 tabloid) was analysed. All text related to obesity was content analysed. In total 349 articles were analysed. Weight stigmatization and the portrayal of overweight and obesity as a moral digression were evident. Findings demonstrate that UK national newspapers attribute obesity to controllable causes. Caricatured portrayals of overweight and obesity was evident and may play a pivotal role in the formation and maintenance of anti-obesity attitudes.|
|Rights:||This article may not exactly replicate the final version published in the APA journal. It is not the copy of record. Flint SW, Hudson J & Lavallee D (2016) The Portrayal of Obesity in U.K. National Newspapers, Stigma and Health, 1 (1), pp. 16-28. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/sah0000013|
|Affiliation:||Sheffield Hallam University|
Leeds Beckett University
School of Sport
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