Further investigation of the validity and reliability of the Photographic Figure Rating Scale for body image assessment

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Author(s)Swami V, Stieger S, Harris AS, Nader IW, Pietschnig J, Voracek M, Tovée MJ
Publication type Article
JournalJournal of Personality Assessment
Year2012
Volume94
Issue4
Pages404-409
ISSN (print)0022-3891
ISSN (electronic)1532-7752
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Previous studies have not fully investigated the psychometric properties of the Photographic Figure Rating Scale (PFRS). In 2 studies, we report on the test–retest reliability and convergent validity of ratings derived from the PFRS. In Study 1, 322 female university students in Britain provided self-ratings on the PFRS and objectively measured body mass index (BMI); a subsample of 132 women also completed the task after 5 weeks. In Study 2, 243 women from the community in Austria completed the PFRS along with a battery of other body image scales. Results of Study 1 showed that ratings on the PFRS had good test–retest reliability (all rs > .87) and good convergent validity in relation to BMI. Results of Study 2 showed that PFRS-derived body dissatisfaction scores were significantly correlated with a range of body image variables. These results provide evidence for the convergent validity and good test–retest reliability of the PFRS.
PublisherRoutledge
URLhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00223891.2012.660293
DOI10.1080/00223891.2012.660293
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