Frequency and Nature of Discrimination Experiences and Internalized Stigma (Prof. Dr. Claudia Luck-Sikorski, completed)

Persons with obesity face prejudices, rejection and discrimination within society. The researchers of this project examine the kind and degree of discrimination by interviewing about 1000 men and women with obesity. The experience of discrimination as public stigmatization plays most probably a role in transferring the stigma into an internalized or self stigma. The internalized stigma and the experience of discrimination are stressors which are adverse especially for the psychological health. The results of this study may improve therapy approaches by giving obese patients help in coping with these stressors.

Duration: 01.05.2014 - 30.04.2015


Description of research project

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Head of project

Prof. Dr. rer. med. Claudia Luck-Sikorski

Head of research group "Stigmatization and internalized stigma in obesity"
Member: student career board
Head of project

+49 341 97-24471

claudia [dot] sikorski [at] medizin [dot] uni-leipzig [dot] de