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, doi: 10.1080/00223891.2012.662186.

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Title An evaluation of equivalence in body dissatisfaction measurement across cultures
Author(s) Fuller-Tyszkiewicz, MatthewORCID iD for Fuller-Tyszkiewicz, Matthew
Skouteris, Helen
McCabe, Marita
Mussap, AlexanderORCID iD for Mussap, Alexander
Mellor, DavidORCID iD for Mellor, David
Ricciardelli, LinaORCID iD for 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
DOI 10.1080/00223891.2012.662186
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
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