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dc.contributor.authorClaassen, Maria Almudena
dc.contributor.authorKlein, Olivier
dc.contributor.authorBratanova, Boyka
dc.contributor.authorClaes, Nele
dc.contributor.authorCorneille, Olivier
dc.identifier.citationClaassen , M A , Klein , O , Bratanova , B , Claes , N & Corneille , O 2018 , ' A systematic review of psychosocial explanations for the relationship between socioeconomic status and Body Mass Index ' , Appetite , vol. In press .
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 255140428
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: f056af45-d50a-40a8-89e4-d28ce4196bcb
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 85053114210
dc.identifier.otherWOS: 000452933800026
dc.descriptionThis work was supported by a grant of the Walloon Region (Belgium, FOOD4GUT, project #1318148).en
dc.description.abstractA negative association between socioeconomic status (SES) and levels of overweight/obesity is consistently found in high- and middle-income countries. Yet, there is little conclusive evidence about the mechanisms driving this association. In this systematic review, we discuss and compare the results of 22 studies that examine the role of psychosocial mediators in the association between lower SES and BMI in diverse population samples. These include factors related to resources and constraints in one’s external neighborhood, social resources, and psychological factors such as stress. The findings support theoretical models indicating that SES influences BMI partially through environmental and psychological factors. Importantly, SES remains a significant determinant of weight status, indicating the importance of also addressing structural antecedents in order to improve health among low-SES people. We thoroughly discuss the quality and limitations of current study designs and mediation testing and provide recommendations for future research.
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dc.subjectSocioeconomic statusen
dc.subjectBMI body mass indexen
dc.subjectSystematic reviewen
dc.subjectH Social Sciences (General)en
dc.titleA systematic review of psychosocial explanations for the relationship between socioeconomic status and Body Mass Indexen
dc.typeJournal itemen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.Centre for Research into Equality, Diversity & Inclusionen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.School of Managementen
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden

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