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Body dissatisfaction assessed by the Photographic Figure Rating Scale is associated with sociocultural, personality, and media influences

Swami, Viren and Taylor, Rosanne and Carvalho, Christine (2011) Body dissatisfaction assessed by the Photographic Figure Rating Scale is associated with sociocultural, personality, and media influences. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, 52 (1). pp. 57-63. ISSN 0036-5564

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9450.2010.00836.x

Abstract

Body dissatisfaction assessed by the Photographic Figure Rating Scale is associated with sociocultural, personality, and media influences. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology 52, 57-53. This study sought to investigate the convergent validity of a new measure of body dissatisfaction, namely the Photographic Figure Rating Scale (PFRS), in relation to media influence, celebrity worship, the Big Five personality factors, and respondent weight status. A total of 401 female undergraduates completed a battery of scales consisting of the PFRS, the third revision of the Sociocultural Attitudes Toward Appearance Scale (SATAQ-3), a measure of celebrity worship, a measure of the Big Five personality factors, and provided their demographic details. Results of a multiple regression showed that body dissatisfaction was most strongly predicted by two of the SATAQ-3 subscales and participant body mass index, although celebrity worship and Emotional Stability added incremental variance. Limitations of the current study are discussed in conclusion.

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Research Community:University of Westminster > Social Sciences, Humanities and Languages, School of
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