Thresholds of size: An interpretative phenomenological analysis of childhood messages around food, body, health and weight.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/622747
Title:
Thresholds of size: An interpretative phenomenological analysis of childhood messages around food, body, health and weight.
Authors:
Holland, Fiona G. ( 0000-0003-4596-8560 ) ; Peterson, Karin; Archer, Stephanie
Abstract:
This study explores the lived experiences of non-dieting, middle-aged Western women classified as ‘overweight’ or ‘obese’ on BMI charts. Qualitative research that has focused on non-weight loss experiences with this population has been rare. This study aims to allow their experiences to be heard within the mainstream health literature. Four women from aged 40-55 were interviewed about their early messages and experiences around food, body, health and weight. An interpretative phenomenological analysis was conducted. Three themes were identified: 1) family culture and body norms 2) thresholds of size and 3) action and outcome. Participants identified a range of influences upon their early body appraisal, with parents, extended family, peers and community members contributing to their understanding of what constituted as an acceptable size. The impact upon their sense of identity and emotional wellbeing is discussed. This study contributes to the role of the modelling and messages around size and value given by important others and the psychological ramifications these can have over time.
Affiliation:
University of Derby; University of North Carolina Asheville; Imperial College London
Citation:
Holland, F. G. et al (2018) 'Thresholds of size: An interpretative phenomenological analysis of childhood messages around food, body, health and weight.', Critical Dietetics, 4(1), pp.25-36.
Publisher:
Open Journal Systems
Journal:
Critical Dietetics
Issue Date:
4-May-2018
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/622747
Additional Links:
https://criticaldietetics.ryerson.ca/index.php/criticaldietetics/article/view/96/98; https://criticaldieteticsblog.com/
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
19231237
Sponsors:
n/a
Appears in Collections:
Human Sciences Research Centre

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorHolland, Fiona G.en
dc.contributor.authorPeterson, Karinen
dc.contributor.authorArcher, Stephanieen
dc.date.accessioned2018-06-04T09:38:26Z-
dc.date.available2018-06-04T09:38:26Z-
dc.date.issued2018-05-04-
dc.identifier.citationHolland, F. G. et al (2018) 'Thresholds of size: An interpretative phenomenological analysis of childhood messages around food, body, health and weight.', Critical Dietetics, 4(1), pp.25-36.en
dc.identifier.issn19231237-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/622747-
dc.description.abstractThis study explores the lived experiences of non-dieting, middle-aged Western women classified as ‘overweight’ or ‘obese’ on BMI charts. Qualitative research that has focused on non-weight loss experiences with this population has been rare. This study aims to allow their experiences to be heard within the mainstream health literature. Four women from aged 40-55 were interviewed about their early messages and experiences around food, body, health and weight. An interpretative phenomenological analysis was conducted. Three themes were identified: 1) family culture and body norms 2) thresholds of size and 3) action and outcome. Participants identified a range of influences upon their early body appraisal, with parents, extended family, peers and community members contributing to their understanding of what constituted as an acceptable size. The impact upon their sense of identity and emotional wellbeing is discussed. This study contributes to the role of the modelling and messages around size and value given by important others and the psychological ramifications these can have over time.en
dc.description.sponsorshipn/aen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherOpen Journal Systemsen
dc.relation.urlhttps://criticaldietetics.ryerson.ca/index.php/criticaldietetics/article/view/96/98en
dc.relation.urlhttps://criticaldieteticsblog.com/en
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectInterpretative phenomenological analysisen
dc.subjectEating Behavioursen
dc.subjectBody imageen
dc.subjectBody sizeen
dc.subjectStigmaen
dc.subjectAdolescenceen
dc.subjectFamilyen
dc.titleThresholds of size: An interpretative phenomenological analysis of childhood messages around food, body, health and weight.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Derbyen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of North Carolina Ashevilleen
dc.contributor.departmentImperial College Londonen
dc.identifier.journalCritical Dieteticsen
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