Instructions: On this page are listed a number of body parts and functions. Please read each item and indicate how you feel about this part or function of your own body using the following scale:
1 = Have strong negative feelings
2 = Have moderate negative feelings
3 = Have no feeling one way or the other
4 = Have moderate positive feelings
5 = Have strong positive feelings
|15.||physical coordination||_____||UBS, PC||PC|
|18.||width of shoulders||_____||UBS|
|20.||chest or breasts||_____||UBS||SA|
|21.||appearance of eyes||_____||PA||SA|
|25.||figure or physique||_____||UBS, PC||WC|
|29.||appearance of stomach||_____||PC||WC|
A factor analysis indicated that three factors emerged for males and females. These factors are (1) Physical Attractiveness (PA) for males or Sexual Attractiveness (SA) for females, (2) Upper Body Strength (UBS) for males or Weight Concern (WC) for females and (3) Physical Condition (PC) for both males and females. Means for these three factors can be computed for males and females but please note that these means cannot be compared because they are not based on the same items. Also note that two items load on two factors for males. The information under the Factor Loading heading should be deleted before the test is given - the information is provided for experimenters who wish to analyze the three factors separately.
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