Table 2

Results per group (students, teachers and standardised patients (SP)) for the Anti-Fat Attitudes Test (AFAT).

 Item AFAT (1=strongly disagree to 5=strongly agree) Group M SD Significance There is no excuse for being fat Students 2.10 ±0.86 χ2=3.37; df=2; p>0.05 Teachers 1.86 ±0.74 SP 1.81 ±0.51 If fat people really wanted to lose weight, they could Students 2.99 ±0.93 χ2=20.76; df=2; p<0.01** Teachers 2.62 ±0.98 SP 2.14 ±0.48 Fat people do not necessarily eat more than other people (recoded) Students 2.14 ±1.05 χ2=6.20; df=2; p<0.05* Teachers 2.75 ±1.22 SP 2.10 ±0.89 Most fat people buy too much junk food Students 3.07 ±1.03 χ2=3.71; df=2; p>0.05 Teachers 3.14 ±0.92 SP 3.48 ±0.81 Fat people have no will power Students 1.89 ±0.84 χ2=2.39; df=2; p>0.05 Teachers 2.00 ±1.04 SP 1.57 ±0.51 The idea that genetics causes people to be fat is just an excuse Students 1.88 ±0.89 χ2=7.35; df=2; p<0.05* Teachers 1.48 ±0.78 SP 2.00 ±0.89 If fat people knew how bad they looked, they would lose weight Students 1.64 ±0.82 χ2=3.74; df=2; p>0.05 Teachers 1.55 ±0.57 SP 1.33 ±0.73 Most fat people are lazy Students 2.47 ±1.01 χ2=7.09; df=2; p<0.05* Teachers 1.97 ±0.68 SP 2.35 ±0.59 Most fat people will latch onto almost any excuse for being fat Students 1.94 ±0.92 χ2=8.36; df=2; p<0.05* Teachers 1.48 ±0.74 SP 1.62 ±0.50
• *p<0.05; **p<0.01.