Body Shape Questionnaire: Psychometric properties of the short version (BSQ-8C) and norms from the general Swedish population.
2012 (English)In: Body image, ISSN 1740-1445, Vol. 9, no 4, 547-50 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
There is a need for brief, sensitive, and reliable instruments for contextual assessment of body dissatisfaction. Suitable selection and optimal use of psychological assessment instruments requires appropriate psychometric as well as normative data. Two studies were conducted to investigate the psychometric properties and collect general population norms for a short, eight item version of the Body Shape Questionnaire (BSQ-8C). In the first study, a sample of undergraduate students (N=182) was recruited to investigate the psychometric properties of the BSQ-8C, while in the second study a sample from the general population of Swedish women aged 18-30 years (N=747) was used to collect norms. The test-retest reliability, internal consistency, and convergent validity for BSQ-8C were high. Given the questionnaire's briefness and good psychometric properties, particularly when used in conjunction with norms, the BSQ-8C is considered a valuable instrument for measuring body shape dissatisfaction among young adult women.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. Vol. 9, no 4, 547-50 p.
Body dissatisfaction; Body Shape Questionnaire; BSQ-8C
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-183293DOI: 10.1016/j.bodyim.2012.04.009ISI: 000310188200019PubMedID: 22721875OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-183293DiVA: diva2:562323