“Socializing Girls about Body and Weight: An Interpretive Study of Mothers.”

Researchers at Colorado State University, Iowa State University, and Washington State University are conducting a study NEED YOUR HELP!

Researchers at Colorado State University, Iowa State University, and Washington State University are conducting a study entitled, “Socializing Girls about Body and Weight: An Interpretive Study of Mothers.” The goal of the research is to gain understanding about the role of the mother-daughter relationship in the development of body-related feelings and behaviors among young girls who are overweight or who are perceived to be at risk for becoming so. Specifically, the researchers are interested in learning how mothers of these young girls socialize their daughters about issues of body, diet, and weight and teach them to cope with their own weight and weight bias. Currently, the researchers are recruiting mothers whose daughters are aged 10 – 14 years and who have a body mass index (BMI) at the 70th percentile or higher to participate in audio-taped interviews. (You may compute your daughter’s BMI using the calculator at the following website: http://nccd.cdc.gov/dnpabmi/Calculator.aspx) Monetary compensation in the amount of $20 will be offered to volunteers who are interviewed for the research. The interviews will be conducted over the phone, Skype, or Facetime at a time that is convenient for you, and will take no more than one hour. For additional information, please contact Dr. Jennifer Ogle (970-491-3794) or Jennifer.Ogle@colostate.edu

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