An Evaluation of Equivalence in Body Dissatisfaction Measurement Across Cultures

  title={An Evaluation of Equivalence in Body Dissatisfaction Measurement Across Cultures},
  author={M. Fuller-Tyszkiewicz and H. Skouteris and M. McCabe and A. Mussap and D. Mellor and L. Ricciardelli},
  journal={Journal of Personality Assessment},
  pages={410 - 417}
  • M. Fuller-Tyszkiewicz, H. Skouteris, +3 authors L. Ricciardelli
  • Published 2012
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of Personality Assessment
  • We evaluated gender-based and cross-cultural equivalence of the Body Dissatisfaction Scale of the Body Change Inventory in a sample of 4,005 adolescents from 7 cultures that represent diverse body image ideals and response styles. Results of multigroup confirmatory factor analyses demonstrated equivalence of the scale across gender but not across cultures. Follow-up analyses identified small but significant cross-cultural differences in response styles (specifically, acquiescence and middle… CONTINUE READING
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