The Breast Size Rating Scale: development and psychometric evaluation

Swami, Viren, Cavelti, Silvia, Taylor, Donna and Tovée, Martin J. (2015) The Breast Size Rating Scale: development and psychometric evaluation. Body Image, 14 . pp. 29-38. ISSN 17401445

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Existing measures of breast size dissatisfaction have poor ecological validity or have not been fully evaluated in terms of psychometric properties. Here, we report on the development of the Breast Size Rating Scale (BSRS), a novel measure of breast size dissatisfaction consisting of 14 computer-generated images varying in breast size alone. Study 1 (N=107) supported the scale's construct validity, insofar as participants were able to correctly order the images in terms of breast size. Study 2 (N=234) provided evidence of the test-retest reliability of BSRS-derived scores after 3 months. Studies 3 (N=730) and 4 (N=234) provided evidence of the convergent validity of BSRS-derived breast size dissatisfaction scores, which were significantly associated with a range of measures of body image. The BSRS provides a useful tool for researchers examining women's breast size dissatisfaction.

Keywords:body image, breast, female, Breast size, Breast dissatisfaction, Cup size, Bust size, Figural rating scale, NotOAChecked
Subjects:C Biological Sciences > C800 Psychology
C Biological Sciences > C841 Health Psychology
C Biological Sciences > C840 Clinical Psychology
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Psychology
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Deposited On:05 Oct 2016 15:55

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