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Translation and validation of the Malay Acceptance of Cosmetic Surgery Scale

Swami, Viren (2010) Translation and validation of the Malay Acceptance of Cosmetic Surgery Scale. Body Image, 7 (4). pp. 372-375. ISSN 1740-1445

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bodyim.2010.07.005

Abstract

The present study examined the psychometric properties of a Malay translation of the Acceptance of Cosmetic Surgery Scale (ACSS; Henderson-King & Henderson-King, 2005). A total of 373 Malaysian women completed the ACSS along with measures of ideal-actual weight discrepancy, body appreciation, sociocultural attitudes toward appearance, self-esteem, life satisfaction, and demographics. Results showed that the Malay ACSS was best reduced to a two-factor solution, although an overall score of all 15 ACSS items showed the highest internal consistency. Results also showed that this overall score had good discriminant and divergent validity. It is expected that the availability of a Malay version of the ACSS will stimulate cross-cultural research on the acceptance of cosmetic surgery.

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Research Community:University of Westminster > Social Sciences, Humanities and Languages, School of
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Deposited On:09 Sep 2010 14:24
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