Swami, Viren, Stieger, Stefan, Harris, Amy Sunshine, Nader, Ingo W., Pietschnig, Jakob, Voracek, Martin and Tovee, 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 0022-3891Full text not available from this repository.
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.
|Subjects:||University of Westminster > Social Sciences and Humanities|
|Depositing User:||Rachel Wheelhouse|
|Date Deposited:||30 Oct 2012 16:53|
|Last Modified:||30 Oct 2012 16:53|
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