Stephen Franzoi

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Norms and reliability and validity data are presented for an objectively scored Body Esteem Scale. Factor analysis of the scale revealed that body esteem is a multidimensional construct which differs for males and females. For males, the body esteem dimensions dealt with physical attractiveness, upper body strength, and physical condition. For females, the(More)
Past research on the relationship between religious orientation and prejudice against out-groups has focussed on racism. A greater tendency toward racist attitudes has been found among persons with an external religious orientation, while an intrinsic orientation has sometimes been associated with tolerance. The present study examined the influence of(More)
This research was intended to further establish convergent and discriminant validity for a recent Body Esteem Scale (BES) which measures different dimensions of body satisfaction in young adults. One hundred and fifty-four male and 193 female undergraduates completed the BES, the Body Consciousness Questionnaire (BCQ), the Self-Esteem Scale, and several(More)
Results of the present study indicate that over a 3-month period, the multidimensional Body Esteem Scale (BES) exhibits high test-retest reliability. Findings further indicate that the BES is not susceptible to a tendency to unrealistically deny negative self-attributes and is only very slightly susceptible to a tendency to unrealistically attribute(More)
This study builds on an earlier investigation of the causal relations that exist among loneliness, self-disclosure, and private self-consciousness (Franzoi & Davis, 1985). Using structural equation techniques and a longitudinal (Year 1-Year 2) design, the present investigation tested a theoretical model that links these variables. Participants were 406 high(More)
Using structural equation techniques, we tested a theoretical model designed to describe the causal relations existing among loneliness, self-disclosure to peers and parents, and specific antecedent variables. Participants were 350 high-school students who answered questions concerning themselves and their interpersonal relationships. Results generally(More)
Data obtained from 91 American male respondents, ranging in age from 23 to 66 years of age, indicated that a personality trait, public self-consciousness, pertaining to habitual attention to and concern for public self-aspects, was related to both perceptions of men with thinning hair and reactions to one's own thinning hair. Men with high public(More)
During the past decade, many investigations have examined the life circumstances of people living with HIV disease. Most of these studies, however, have focused on HIV-infected people in large metropolitan areas. This study compares the psychosocial profiles of rural and urban people living with HIV disease. Anonymous, self-administered surveys were(More)
We extended the scope of recent studies in which self-awareness and perspective taking have been used as predictors of social competence or adjustment: We analyzed their influence on the satisfaction experienced in monogamous, heterosexual relationships. Members of 131 couples answered questions concerning themselves and their relationships. We predicted(More)