An Examination of the Factor Structure and Sex Invariance of a French Translation of the Body Appreciation Scale-2 in University Students

Kertechian, Sevag and Swami, Viren (2017) An Examination of the Factor Structure and Sex Invariance of a French Translation of the Body Appreciation Scale-2 in University Students. Body Image. ISSN 1873-6807

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Official URL: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.bodyim.2017.02.005

Abstract

The Body Appreciation Scale-2 (BAS-2) is a measure of positive body image that has been found that have a one-dimensional factor structure in a number of different cultural groups. Here, we examined the factor structure and sex-based measurement invariance of a French translation of the BAS-2. A total of 652 university students (age M = 21.33, SD = 3.18) completed a newly-translated French version of the BAS-2. Exploratory factor analyses with a randomly selected split-half subsample revealed that the BAS-2 had a one-dimensional factor structure in both sexes. Confirmatory factor analyses with a second split-half subsample indicated that the one-dimensional factor structure had adequate fit following modifications and was invariant across sex. French BAS-2 scores had adequate internal consistency and men had significantly higher body appreciation than women (ds = 0.16-0.23). These results provide preliminary support for the factorial validity of the French BAS-2.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Body appreciation, Positive body image, France, Translation, Psychometrics
Faculty: Faculty of Science & Technology
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email viren.swami@anglia.ac.uk
Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2017 09:38
Last Modified: 12 Apr 2017 08:09
URI: http://arro.anglia.ac.uk/id/eprint/701494

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