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dc.contributor.advisorRussell-Mayhew, Shelly
dc.contributor.authorIreland, Alana
dc.date.accessioned2016-07-14T16:59:25Z
dc.date.available2016-07-14T16:59:25Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.date.submitted2016en
dc.identifier.citationIreland, A. (2016). ‘One-size-fits-all’? A Situational Analysis of Weight-Related Issues in Schools (Unpublished doctoral thesis). University of Calgary, Calgary, AB. doi:10.11575/PRISM/27176en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11023/3133
dc.description.abstractMany researchers have explored the impact or effectiveness of eating disorder and obesity prevention programs in schools. Few, however, have investigated integrated prevention efforts, and despite recommendations to shift the focus to environmental or systemic change, even fewer researchers have considered the broader situation of weight-related issues. In this study, I intend to address this gap by exploring how weight-related issues are negotiated in schools, and what institutional and social practices influence their construction. I used situational analysis to develop a broader picture of the complexities of the situation and the differences or tensions extant. Analysis of multiple sources of data such as research literature, participant interviews, personal memos, and educational curricula/policy documents contributed to a more comprehensive understanding of the elements within the situation. Mapping processes involved in situational analysis indicated multiple tensions involved in promoting health in relation to weight in schools, and highlighted the importance of opening-up conversations amongst various stakeholders involved in the situation. Findings also emphasized the importance of exploring ways to (a) promote acceptance of all bodies, and (b) change policies or practices that contribute to the stigmatization of individuals based on body size.en_US
dc.language.isoeng
dc.rightsUniversity of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.
dc.subjectEducation--Health
dc.subjectPsychology
dc.subject.classificationWeight-related issuesen_US
dc.subject.classificationEating Disordersen_US
dc.subject.classificationObesityen_US
dc.subject.classificationBody Imageen_US
dc.subject.classificationWeight Biasen_US
dc.subject.classificationSchoolsen_US
dc.subject.classificationHealth Promotionen_US
dc.subject.classificationPreventionen_US
dc.subject.classificationSituational Analysisen_US
dc.title‘One-size-fits-all’? A Situational Analysis of Weight-Related Issues in Schools
dc.typedoctoral thesis
dc.publisher.facultyGraduate Studies
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Calgaryen
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.11575/PRISM/27176
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophy
thesis.degree.namePhD
thesis.degree.disciplineEducational Psychology
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Calgary
atmire.migration.oldid4644
dc.contributor.committeememberRussell-Mayhew, Shelly
dc.contributor.committeememberStrong, Tom
dc.contributor.committeememberWulff, Dan
dc.publisher.placeCalgaryen


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