An evaluation of equivalence in body dissatisfaction measurement across cultures

Fuller-Tyszkiewicz, Matthew, Skouteris, Helen, McCabe, Marita, Mussap, Alexander, Mellor, David and Ricciardelli, Lina 2012, An evaluation of equivalence in body dissatisfaction measurement across cultures, Journal of personality assessment, vol. 94, no. 4, pp. 410-417.

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Title An evaluation of equivalence in body dissatisfaction measurement across cultures
Author(s) Fuller-Tyszkiewicz, Matthew
Skouteris, Helen
McCabe, Marita
Mussap, Alexander
Mellor, David
Ricciardelli, Lina
Journal name Journal of personality assessment
Volume number 94
Issue number 4
Start page 410
End page 417
Total pages 8
Publisher Routledge
Place of publication Philadelphia, Pa.
Publication date 2012
ISSN 0022-3891
Keyword(s) cultures
body image
body dissatisfaction
Summary We evaluated gender-based and cross-cultural equivalence of the Body Dissatisfaction Scale of the Body Change Inventory in a sample of 4,005 adolescents from 7 cultures that represent diverse body image ideals and response styles. Results of multigroup confirmatory factor analyses demonstrated equivalence of the scale across gender but not across cultures. Follow-up analyses identified small but significant cross-cultural differences in response styles (specifically, acquiescence and middle response option endorsement) as the source of this noninvariance. We recommend use of this scale for gender-based comparisons but caution that researchers should evaluate the presence of response biases before making substantive conclusions about cross-cultural differences in body dissatisfaction.
Language eng
Field of Research 170113 Social and Community Psychology
Socio Economic Objective 920501 Child Health
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2012, Taylor & Francis Group
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30046061

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