An Examination of the Factor Structure and Preliminary Assessment of the Psychometric Properties of a Hebrew Translation of the Body Appreciation Scale-2 (BAS-2)

Geller, Shulamit and Handelzalts, Jonathan E. and Levy, Sigal and Boxer, Nofar and Todd, Jennifer and Swami, Viren (2020) An Examination of the Factor Structure and Preliminary Assessment of the Psychometric Properties of a Hebrew Translation of the Body Appreciation Scale-2 (BAS-2). Body Image, 34. pp. 145-154. ISSN 1873-6807

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Abstract

The Body Appreciation Scale-2 (BAS-2) is a widely-used, 10-item measure of a core facet of positive body image. To extend its use internationally, we examined the factor structure and conducted a preliminary assessment of the psychometric properties of a novel Hebrew translation of the BAS-2. A sample of 613 Israeli adults (362 women, 251 men; age M= 29.52, SD = 9.47) completed the BAS-2 alongside demographic items and previously-validated measures of life satisfaction, self-esteem, self-compassion, and body investment. Exploratory factor analyses with a semi-random split-half subsample (n = 377) indicated that BAS-2 scores reduced to a single dimension with all 10 items. This factor structure was equivalent across women and men. Confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) with a second split-half subsample (n = 235) showed the 1-dimensional factor structure had adequate fit following one modification and multi-group CFA showed that the model was invariant across sex. Men had significantly higher BAS-2 scores than women, but the effect size was small (d = 0.22). Evidence of construct validity was demonstrated through positive associations with indices of life satisfaction, self-esteem, self-compassion, and body investment. The availability of a validated BAS-2 Hebrew translation should advance future research of body appreciation in Israel.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Body appreciation, Positive body image, Test adaptation, Psychometrics, Israel
Faculty: Faculty of Science & Engineering
SWORD Depositor: Symplectic User
Depositing User: Symplectic User
Date Deposited: 29 May 2020 13:12
Last Modified: 20 Jan 2021 11:34
URI: https://arro.anglia.ac.uk/id/eprint/705578

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