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Psychometric properties and measurement invariance of the Weight Self-Stigma Questionnaire and Weight Bias Internalization Scale in children and adolescents
Jönköping University, School of Health and Welfare, HHJ, Dep. of Nursing Science. Social Determinants of Health Research Center, Qazvin University of Medical Sciences, Qazvin, Iran.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-8798-5345
National Cheng Kung University Hospital, Tainan, Taiwan.
National Taipei University of Education, Taipei, Taiwan.
National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan.
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2019 (English)In: International Journal of Clinical and Health Psychology, ISSN 1697-2600, E-ISSN 2174-0852, Vol. 19, no 2, p. 150-159Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Background/Objective: Given the negative consequences of weight bias, including internalized weight stigma, on health outcomes, two instruments—the Weight Self-Stigma Questionnaire (WSSQ) and Weight Bias Internalization Scale (WBIS)—have been developed. However, their psychometric properties are yet to be tested for Asian pediatric populations.

Method: Participants aged 8 to 12 years (N = 287; 153 boys) completed the WSSQ and the WBIS, and they were classified into either a group with overweight or a group without overweight based on self-reported weight and height.

Results: Both WSSQ and WBIS had their factor structures supported by confirmatory factor analyses (CFAs). The measurement invariance of two-factor structure was further supported for WSSQ across gender and weight status. The measurement invariance of single-factor structure was supported for WBIS across gender but not across weight status.

Conclusions: WSSQ and WBIS were both valid to assess the internalization of weight bias. However, the two instruments demonstrated different properties and should be applied in different situations. 

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Elsevier, 2019. Vol. 19, no 2, p. 150-159
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Asia, Children, Factorial invariance, Instrumental study, Weight stigma
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Nutrition and Dietetics Pediatrics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-43603DOI: 10.1016/j.ijchp.2019.03.001ISI: 000467434100008Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85064319530Local ID: GOA HHJ 2019;HHJÖvrigtISOAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-43603DiVA, id: diva2:1314169
Available from: 2019-05-07 Created: 2019-05-07 Last updated: 2019-06-03Bibliographically approved

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