Assessing Women’s Negative Commentary on Their Own Bodies

  title={Assessing Women’s Negative Commentary on Their Own Bodies},
  author={Renee Engeln-Maddox and Rachel H Salk and S. Miller},
  journal={Psychology of Women Quarterly},
  pages={162 - 178}
  • Renee Engeln-Maddox, Rachel H Salk, S. Miller
  • Published 2012
  • Psychology
  • Psychology of Women Quarterly
  • Our article details the development of the self-report Negative Body Talk (NBT) scale and five studies (all conducted with samples of U.S. undergraduate women) supporting the psychometric soundness of scores on this measure. The NBT scale measures women’s tendency to engage in negatively valenced commentary about the weight and shape of their own bodies (including upward comparisons that comprise implicit negative commentary) when speaking with others. Two subscales were identified using a… CONTINUE READING
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