Further investigation of the validity and reliability of the photographic figure rating scale for body image assessment

Swami, Viren and Stieger, Stefan and Harris, Amy Sunshine and Nader, Ingo W. and Pietschnig, Jakob and Voracek, Martin and Tovée, Martin J. (2012) Further investigation of the validity and reliability of the photographic figure rating scale for body image assessment. Journal of Personality Assessment, 94 (4). pp. 404-409. ISSN 0022-3891

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Abstract

Previous studies have not fully investigated the psychometric properties of the Photographic Figure Rating Scale (PFRS). In 2 studies, we report on the test-retest reliability and convergent validity of ratings derived from the PFRS. In Study 1, 322 female university students in Britain provided self-ratings on the PFRS and objectively measured body mass index (BMI); a subsample of 132 women also completed the task after 5 weeks. In Study 2, 243 women from the community in Austria completed the PFRS along with a battery of other body image scales. Results of Study 1 showed that ratings on the PFRS had good test-retest reliability (all rs >.87) and good convergent validity in relation to BMI. Results of Study 2 showed that PFRS-derived body dissatisfaction scores were significantly correlated with a range of body image variables. These results provide evidence for the convergent validity and good test-retest reliability of the PFRS.

Keywords:body image, body mass, psychometry, reproducibility, self concept, standard, Body Mass Index, Psychometrics, Reproducibility of Results
Subjects:C Biological Sciences > C800 Psychology
C Biological Sciences > C850 Cognitive Psychology
C Biological Sciences > C830 Experimental Psychology
C Biological Sciences > C841 Health Psychology
C Biological Sciences > C840 Clinical Psychology
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Psychology
ID Code:24401
Deposited On:07 Jun 2017 14:10

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