|Title||Further investigation of the validity and reliability of the photographic figure rating scale for body image assessment|
|Authors||Swami, V., Stieger, S., Harris, A.S., Nader, I.W., Pietschnig, J., Voracek, M. and Tovee, M.J.|
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.
|Journal||Journal of Personality Assessment|
|Journal citation||94 (4), pp. 404-409|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||https://doi.org/10.1080/00223891.2012.660293|