Speak Urdu, and You’re Less Likely to Be Anorexic

Per The Daily Times, Pakistani women who are educated in Urdu medium schools tend to worry less about their weight than their counterparts in English schools, or in Australia…..


Urdu-medium girls less concerned about weight than ‘burger’ babes: study

Daily Times Monitor

KARACHI: A study of how young Australian and Pakistani women perceive their bodies has yielded the interesting observation that within the Pakistani sample, young women from English-medium institutions expressed greater weight concern than did the Urdu-medium females.

The findings by Nargis Mahmud of the Department of Applied Psychology, F.G. College for Women and Nadia Crittenden of School of Psychology, University of Wollongong, Australia appeared in an article British Journal of Psychology (2007, 98, 187–197).

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