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The Acceptance of Cosmetic Surgery Scale: initial examination of its factor structure and correlates among Brazilian adults

Swami, Viren and Campana, Angela Nogueira Neves Betanho and Ferreira, Lucilene and Barrett, Seishin and Harris, Amy Sunshine and Tavares, Maria da Consolação Gomes Cunha Fernandes (2011) The Acceptance of Cosmetic Surgery Scale: initial examination of its factor structure and correlates among Brazilian adults. Body Image, 8 (2). pp. 179-185. ISSN 1740-1445

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bodyim.2011.01.001

Abstract

The present study conducted a preliminary examination of the psychometric properties of a recently developed Portuguese translation of the Acceptance of Cosmetic Surgery Scale (ACSS; Henderson-King & Henderson-King, 2005). A total of 311 Brazilian adults completed the ACSS along with Portuguese translations of measures of actual–ideal body weight discrepancy, body appreciation, sociocultural attitudes toward appearance, and demographics. Results showed that the Portuguese ACSS reduced to a three-factor solution consisting of the Intrapersonal, Social, and Consider factors uncovered in the original work using the ACSS. Moreover, there were only small sex differences on these subscales. In addition, the Portuguese ACSS showed a good pattern of convergent validity. The availability of the Portuguese ACSS is expected to stimulate more in-depth, quantitative research on attitudes toward cosmetic surgery within the Brazilian context.

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