Research Paper Title
Bias and discrimination against men with overweight in the military.
Research on weight-bias against men and/or in the military is scarce.
Such a bias might cause some military members, who are otherwise fit to perform their duties, to suffer from discrimination and undue stress.
The researchers showed military personnel a picture of a soldier who had either normal weight or overweight.
In both conditions, the description of the soldier stated that his physical fitness and job-related skills were good.
Nonetheless, the soldier’s suitability for promotion was rated lower in the overweight condition.
These findings improve our understanding of the impact of bias on the mental and physical health of men with overweight.
Christian, A., Parekh, B. & Koritzky, G. (2020) Bias and discrimination against men with overweight in the military. Health Psychology Open. 7(2):2055102920985374. doi: 10.1177/2055102920985374. eCollection Jul-Dec 2020.