Psychometric Properties of the Breast Size Rating Scale (BSRS) in Brazilian University Women

Junqueira, Alessandra C. P. and Laus, Maria F. and Almeida, Sebastião S. and Braga Costa, Telma M. and da Cunha, Maria C. F. and Swami, Viren (2019) Psychometric Properties of the Breast Size Rating Scale (BSRS) in Brazilian University Women. Body Image, 28. pp. 34-38. ISSN 1873-6807

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The present study examined the psychometric properties of a Brazilian Portuguese translation of the Breast Size Rating Scale (BSRS). A total of 194 Brazilian university women completed the BSRS along with measures of body satisfaction, body appreciation, weight discrepancy, and attitudes toward societal appearance ideals. They also had their actual bra size and body mass indices (BMIs) objectively measured. Results indicated evidence of adequate convergent validity insofar as greater breast size dissatisfaction was significantly associated with greater weight discrepancy, higher BMI, lower body appreciation, lower body satisfaction, greater use of information from society about appearance ideals, greater perceived pressure from society about appearance ideals, and greater internalisation of general and athletic appearance ideals, respectively. In our sample, 20.6% of women reported no breast size dissatisfaction, 65.5% desired a larger breast size, and 13.9% desired a smaller breast size. Findings demonstrate that BSRS scores are psychometrically sound and that breast size dissatisfaction is common among Brazilian women.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Breast size dissatisfaction, Breast size, Psychometrics, Breast Size Rating Scale, Brazil
Faculty: Faculty of Science & Technology
Depositing User: Viren Swami
Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2018 10:47
Last Modified: 06 Dec 2018 10:48

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