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Psico-USF

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HIRATA, Elizabeth  and  PILATI, Ronaldo. Development and preliminary validation of the Body Satisfaction Situational Scale - ESSC. Psico-USF (Impr.) [online]. 2010, vol.15, n.1, pp.1-11. ISSN 1413-8271.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-82712010000100002.

The aim of this study was the development and validation of a situational body satisfaction scale in a Brazilian college student sample. The scale includes 28 items ranging from parts to overall body evaluation. Four factors emerged from the exploratory factor analysis of the items. They were named "lower parts" (α=.72), "muscle and satisfaction", (α=.82), "external parts" (α=.65) and "fat and dissatisfaction" (α=.82). The factor loadings of its 28 items ranged from .32 to .82. Further analysis has indicated the scale was sensitive to the sample's characteristics, such as, Body Mass Index and gender, according to the current field's literature.

Keywords : Body image; Body image scale; Body satisfaction; Body dissatisfaction; Gender.

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