Translation and Validation of Body Image Instruments: An Addendum to Swami and Barron (2019) in the Form of Frequently Asked Questions

Swami, Viren and Todd, Jennifer and Barron, David (2021) Translation and Validation of Body Image Instruments: An Addendum to Swami and Barron (2019) in the Form of Frequently Asked Questions. Body Image, 37. pp. 214-224. ISSN 1873-6807

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Abstract

Test adaptation – the translation and validation of source instruments for use in new social identity groups – plays a vital role in body image research. Previously, Swami and Barron (2019) developed a set of good practice recommendations and reporting guidelines for the test adaptation of body image instruments. However, a number of issues in that article were not covered in depth and new issues have emerged as a result of developments in theory and practice. Here, we offer an addendum to Swami and Barron in the form of frequently asked questions. Issues discussed in this article include various methods for achieving good translations, the appropriateness of revising instrument components prior to empirical analyses, determining the number of factors to extract in exploratory factor analyses (EFA), and the usefulness of EFA versus confirmatory factor analyses (CFA) in determining factorial validity. We also cover methods of analyses that have been infrequently utilised by body image scholars, including exploratory structural equation modelling (ESEM), bifactor model analyses, and various methods for establish measurement invariance. When read as an addendum to Swami and Barron, we hope this article helps to clarify issues of importance for body image researchers interested in conducting test adaptation work.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Test adaptation, Translation, Exploratory factor analysis, Confirmatory factor analysis, Exploratory structural equation modelling, Bifactor model
Faculty: Faculty of Science & Engineering
SWORD Depositor: Symplectic User
Depositing User: Symplectic User
Date Deposited: 04 Mar 2021 09:40
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2021 18:50
URI: https://arro.anglia.ac.uk/id/eprint/706386

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