Weight-Based Victimization and School Performance in Adolescence: Can Teachers Help Reduce Academic Risks?

Weight-based victimization (WBV) is a common and consequential experience for adolescents with overweight and obesity. The current study examined the relative contributions of different school-based sources of WBV (i.e., peers, friends, teachers, coaches) on academic grades, as well as the role of teachers in mitigating the academic consequences of WBV among a sample of 148 adolescents with high body weight.

Full Citation: Lessard LM, Lawrence SE, Puhl RM. Weight-based victimization and school performance in adolescence: Can teachers help reduce academic risks?. Sch Psychol. 2021;36(1):69-74. https://doi.org/10.1037/spq0000371