Judge not lest ye be judged : relationships between body mass index and engagement in a religious community.

dc.contributor.advisorPark, Jerry Z.
dc.contributor.authorGranstra, Shanna L.
dc.contributor.departmentSociology.en
dc.contributor.otherBaylor University. Dept. of Sociology.en
dc.date.accessioned2010-10-08T16:18:03Z
dc.date.available2010-10-08T16:18:03Z
dc.date.copyright2010-08
dc.date.issued2010-10-08T16:18:03Z
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (p. ).en
dc.description.abstractAccording to the Center for Disease Control, obesity is currently at epidemic proportions in the United States. Approximately a third of American adults are obese. With the prevalence of obesity in the United States has come scholarly interest into how obesity is related to health, psychological, and social outcomes. The purpose of this study is to discover if there is a positive or negative relationship between obesity and engagement in a religious community. Results are gendered and mixed; obese women are more likely than women of a healthy weight to be members of a religious community, but attend less often. This suggests that while religious beliefs are strong enough to overcome fear of stigmatization in joining a social community, they are not strong enough to prompt obese women to actually socialize within the religious community, perhaps because of expected stigmatization.en
dc.description.degreeM.A.en
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Shanna L. Granstra.en
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dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2104/8030
dc.language.isoen_USen
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dc.rights.accessrightsWorldwide access.en
dc.rights.accessrightsAccess changed 3/18/13.
dc.subjectSociology.en
dc.titleJudge not lest ye be judged : relationships between body mass index and engagement in a religious community.en
dc.typeThesisen

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