Translation and Validation of a Brazilian Portuguese Version of the Body Appreciation Scale-2 in Brazilian Adults

Junqueira, Alessandra C. P. and Laus, Maria F. and de Sousa Almeida, Sebastião and Braga Costa, Telma M. and Todd, Jennifer and Swami, Viren (2019) Translation and Validation of a Brazilian Portuguese Version of the Body Appreciation Scale-2 in Brazilian Adults. Body Image, 31. pp. 160-170. ISSN 1873-6807

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Abstract

We examined the psychometric properties of a Brazilian Portuguese translation of the Body Appreciation Scale-2 (BAS-2; Tylka & Wood-Barcalow, 2015). A sample of 990 Brazilian adults (560 women, 430 men; Mage = 31.10, SD = 8.94) completed the BAS-2 and measures of life satisfaction, self-esteem, actual-ideal weight discrepancy (women only), breast size dissatisfaction (women only), drive for muscularity (men only), and disordered eating behaviours. Exploratory factor analyses indicated that BAS-2 scores reduced to a single dimension with all 10 items in women and men. Confirmatory factor analysis supported the fit of this one-dimensional factor structure following freeing of error covariances between two pairs of items. BAS-2 scores achieved full scalar invariance across sex, and men had significantly higher BAS-2 scores than women. Internal consistency coefficients were adequate and test-retest reliability was supported up to three weeks in a subsample of 221 participants (140 women, 81 men). Evidence of construct validity was demonstrated through positive associations with indices of psychological well-being and negative associations with indices of negative body image and disordered eating behaviours. Availability of a Brazilian Portuguese translation of the BAS-2 should help to promote greater understanding of positive body image in the Brazilian context.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Body appreciation, Test adaptation, Psychometrics, Brazil, Sex invariance
Faculty: Faculty of Science & Engineering
SWORD Depositor: Symplectic User
Depositing User: Symplectic User
Date Deposited: 02 Oct 2019 13:51
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2019 16:03
URI: http://arro.anglia.ac.uk/id/eprint/704840

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