German version of the Multidimensional Body-Self Relations Questionnaire - Appearance Scales (MBSRQ-AS): Confirmatory factor analysis and validation

Autor(en): Vossbeck-Elsebusch, Anna N.
Waldorf, Manuel 
Legenbauer, Tanja
Bauer, Anika
Cordes, Martin
Vocks, Silja 
Stichwörter: Body image; Confirmatory factor analysis; DEPRESSION; DISSATISFACTION; DISTURBANCES; DYSMORPHIC DISORDER; EATING-DISORDERS; IMAGE; Multidimensional Body-Self Relations; PREDICTORS; PREVALENCE; Psychiatry; Psychology; Psychology, Clinical; Psychology, Multidisciplinary; PSYCHOMETRIC PROPERTIES; Questionnaire; Self-report measure; Validation; WEIGHT
Erscheinungsdatum: 2014
Herausgeber: ELSEVIER
Volumen: 11
Ausgabe: 3
Startseite: 191
Seitenende: 200
The Multidimensional Body-Self Relations Questionnaire (MBSRQ) is a widely used questionnaire that measures body image as a multidimensional construct. The Appearance Scales (AS) of the MBSRQ (Appearance Evaluation, Appearance Orientation, Body Areas Satisfaction, Overweight Preoccupation and Self-Classified Weight) are subscales which facilitate a parsimonious assessment of appearance-related aspects of body image. The current study tested the psychometric properties and factor structure of a German translation of the MBSRQ-AS. Participants were n = 230 female patients with the SCID diagnosis of an eating disorder and n = 293 female healthy controls. In a confirmatory factor analysis, convincing goodness-of-fit indices emerged. The subscales of the questionnaire yielded good reliability and convergent and discriminant validity coefficients, with most items showing excellent characteristics. Like the English version, the German adaptation of the questionnaire can be recommended for a multidimensional assessment of appearance-related aspects of body image in both research and clinical practice. (C) 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
ISSN: 17401445
DOI: 10.1016/j.bodyim.2014.02.002

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