Topics

A bifactor analysis of the Weight Bias Internalization Scale: What are we really measuring?

07:00 EST 7th March 2020 | BioPortfolio

Summary of "A bifactor analysis of the Weight Bias Internalization Scale: What are we really measuring?"

Internalized weight stigma (IWS) has been linked with disordered eating behavior, both directly, and as a mediator of the relationship between experienced weight stigma and maladaptive coping. However, the construct of IWS is highly correlated with the related constructs of body image and global self-esteem, and the three constructs may better be represented by underlying trait self-judgment. This overlap is not generally accounted for in existing studies. The present study investigated the shared variance between self-esteem, body image, and IWS in an international sample of higher-weight individuals. Bifactor analysis confirmed that the intermediary role of IWS in the relationship between experienced stigma and self-reported eating behavior was largely accounted for by aspects of body image and global self-esteem. Greater conceptual clarity in the study of IWS is needed to understand the mechanisms via which societal weight stigma impacts on individuals' self-directed judgments and downstream health-related behaviors.

Affiliation

Journal Details

This article was published in the following journal.

Name: Body image
ISSN: 1873-6807
Pages: 137-151

Links

DeepDyve research library

PubMed Articles [22433 Associated PubMed Articles listed on BioPortfolio]

Psychological distress and quality of life in Iranian adolescents with overweight/obesity: mediating roles of weight bias internalization and insomnia.

To examine whether weight-related self-stigma (aka weight bias internalization) and insomnia are potential predictors of psychological distress and quality of life (QoL) among Iranian adolescents wit...

Appropriate Use of Bifactor Analysis in Psychopathology Research: Appreciating Benefits and Limitations.

Co-occurrence of psychiatric disorders is well documented. Recent quantitative efforts have moved toward an understanding of this phenomenon, with the general psychopathology or p-factor model emergin...

Dietary citrus and/or its extracts intake contributed to weight control: Evidence from a systematic review and meta-analysis of 13 randomized clinical trials.

Randomized controlled trials, being published in English and investigating the associations of at least 4 weeks intervention of citrus and/or its extracts on weight loss among adults, were searched ...

Associations of Weight Bias with Disordered Eating Among Latino and White Men.

This study examined associations of different aspects of weight bias, which can include negative attitudes toward and beliefs about obesity, with eating/weight-related psychopathology.

Do differences between individuals who are healthy weight or overweight on self-report measures of disinhibited eating and restrained eating reflect reality or item "bias"?

In light of increasing rates of overweight and obesity worldwide, there is a critical need for accurate self-report measures of disinhibited and restrained eating behaviors across the weight spectrum....

Clinical Trials [8645 Associated Clinical Trials listed on BioPortfolio]

Psychological Intervention to Reduce Weight Bias Internalization

This is a randomized controlled trial to test the effects on WBI of a novel psychological intervention combined with standard behavioral weight loss (BWL) treatment, as compared to BWL alo...

Web Based Intervention to Reduce Weight Bias Among Dietitians

Weight bias in dietitians is prevalent and may affect patient care. The investigators conducted a randomized controlled trial to test if explicit and implicit bias could be influenced by a...

Behavioral Weight Loss and Stigma Reduction

This is a randomized controlled trial to test the effects on long-term weight loss of a novel stigma-reduction intervention combined with standard BWL treatment, as compared to BWL alone. ...

Using the Hunt Motivational Scale to Aid in Weight Loss and Weight Maintenance

In this study, we plan to determine the efficacy of the Hunt Motivational Scale as a tool for weight loss compared to standard of care in the Penn Medicine Princeton Health weight manageme...

Efficacy of Cognitive Bias Modification in Residential Treatment for Addiction

The purpose of this study is to determine whether computer bias modification for interpretation bias (CBM-I) is effective in the reduction of suicidal ideation in substance use disorders.

Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions

Any deviation of results or inferences from the truth, or processes leading to such deviation. Bias can result from several sources: one-sided or systematic variations in measurement from the true value (systematic error); flaws in study design; deviation of inferences, interpretations, or analyses based on flawed data or data collection; etc. There is no sense of prejudice or subjectivity implied in the assessment of bias under these conditions.

Any deviation of results or inferences from the truth, or processes leading to such deviation. Bias can result from several sources: one-sided or systematic variations in measurement from the true value (systematic error); flaws in study design; deviation of inferences, interpretations, or analyses based on flawed data or data collection; etc. There is no sense of prejudice or subjectivity implied in the assessment of bias under these conditions.

Adverse of favorable selection bias exhibited by insurers or enrollees resulting in disproportionate enrollment of certain groups of people.

The influence of study results on the chances of publication and the tendency of investigators, reviewers, and editors to submit or accept manuscripts for publication based on the direction or strength of the study findings. Publication bias has an impact on the interpretation of clinical trials and meta-analyses. Bias can be minimized by insistence by editors on high-quality research, thorough literature reviews, acknowledgement of conflicts of interest, modification of peer review practices, etc.

Comprehensive, methodical analysis of complex biological systems by monitoring responses to perturbations of biological processes. Large scale, computerized collection and analysis of the data are used to develop and test models of biological systems.

Quick Search


DeepDyve research library

Searches Linking to this Article