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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

Factor Loading (see below)

Male Female
1. body scent _____ SA
2. appetite _____ PC WC
3. nose _____ PA SA
4. physical stamina _____ PC PC
5. reflexes _____ PC PC
6. lips _____ PA SA
7. muscular strength _____ UBS PC
8. waist _____ PC WC
9. energy level _____ PC PC
10. thighs _____ PC WC
11. ears _____ PA SA
12. biceps _____ UBS PC
13. chin _____ PA SA
14. body build _____ UBS WC
15. physical coordination _____ UBS, PC PC
16. buttocks _____ PA WC
17. agility _____ PC PC
18. width of shoulders _____ UBS
19. arms _____ UBS
20. chest or breasts _____ UBS SA
21. appearance of eyes _____ PA SA
22. cheeks/cheekbones _____ PA SA
23. hips _____ PA WC
24. legs _____ WC
25. figure or physique _____ UBS, PC WC
26. sex drive _____ UBS SA
27. feet _____ PA
28. sex organs _____ PA SA
29. appearance of stomach _____ PC WC
30. health _____ PC PC
31. sex activities _____ SA
32. body hair _____ SA
33. physical condition _____ PC PC
34. face _____ PA SA
35. weight _____ 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.

B. RERERENCES:

Franzoi, S.L. (1994). Further evidence of the reliability and validity of the body esteem scale. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 50, 237-239.

Franzoi, S.L. & Shields, S.A. (1984). The Body-Esteem Scale: Multidimensional structure and sex differences in a college population. Journal of Personality Assessment, 48, 173-178.

 


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