Weight-Based Teasing Scale

Eisenberg et al.‚ 2003
How often do any of the following things happen?
1. You are treated with less respect than other people
2. People act as if they’re better than you
3. You are called names or insulted
4. You are teased about your appearance
5. You are teased about your weight
This tool touches on the following keywords:
  • Teasing
  • overweight
This instrument can be found on page 34 of Measuring Bullying Victimization‚ Perpetration‚ and Bystander Experiences:A Compendium of Assessment Tools‚ available online at: http://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/pdf/bullycompendiumbk-a.pdf
Never = 0
Less than once a year = 1
A few times a year = 2
A few times a month = 3
At least once a week = 4

Eisenberg‚ M. E.‚ Neumark-Sztainer‚ D.‚ & Perry‚ C. L. (2003). Peer harassment‚ school connectedness‚ and academic achievement. Journal of School Health‚ 73‚ 311–316.

Developer’s Contact Information
Marla Eisenberg‚ ScD
Division of Adolescent Health and Medicine
Department of Pediatrics
University of Minnesota
200 Oak St.‚ SE‚ Ste. 260
Minneapolis‚ MN 55454
Tel: 612-626-9462
Dianne Neumark-Sztainer‚ PhD
Division of Epidemiology and Community Health
University of Minnesota
1300 South Second St.‚ Ste. 300
Minneapolis‚ MN 55454
Tel: 612-624-0880