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ERIC Number: EJ914786
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Sep
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
ISSN: ISSN-0361-6843
Factorial and Construct Validity of the Body Parts Satisfaction Scale-Revised: An Examination of Minority and Nonminority Women
Petrie, Trent A.; Tripp, Margaret M.; Harvey, Pejcharat
Psychology of Women Quarterly, v26 n3 p213-221 Sep 2002
In this two-part study, the psychometric properties of the Body Parts Satisfaction Scale, an extensively used body image attitudes measure, were tested. In Study 1-A, the two-factor structure of the Body Parts Satisfaction Scale-Revised (BPSS-R)--Satisfaction With Body and Satisfaction With Face--was established through exploratory procedures with a racially diverse sample of women (66.7% White American, 17.6% African American, 6.3% Mexican American, 5% Asian American, 0.6% Native American, and 3.8% unreported). In Study 1-B, the two-factors were validated through confirmatory procedures with a matched racially diverse sample of women (71.9% White American, 14.0% African American, 5.3% Mexican American, 4.7% Asian American, 1.2% Native American, and 2.9% unreported). Correlational analyses supported the construct and concurrent validity of the factors. To learn more about body image attitudes within racial/ethnic minorities, Study 2 examined the two-factor solution and psychometric properties in an independent sample of Mexican American women. Confirmatory factor analysis demonstrated that the two-factor solution fit the data, and correlations with other psychological and eating disorder measures supported the factor's construct and concurrent validity. Further, the two factors were unrelated to a measure of acculturation and to generational level living in the U. S., which suggests that body satisfaction may be independent of the acculturation process. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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