The Measurement of Social Physique Anxiety

@article{Hart1989TheMO,
  title={The Measurement of Social Physique Anxiety},
  author={Elizabeth A. Hart and M. Leary and W. Rejeski},
  journal={Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology},
  year={1989},
  volume={11},
  pages={94-104}
}
A 12-item self-report scale was developed to assess the degree to which people become anxious when others observe or evaluate their physiques. The Social Physique Anxiety Scale (SPAS) demonstrated both high internal and test-retest reliability. It also correlated appropriately with concerns regarding others' evaluations and with feelings about one's body. Validity data showed that women who scored high on the SPAS were heavier and had a higher percentage of body fat than those who scored lower… Expand
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