Body Esteem - Appearance

The Body Esteem - Appearance Scale is a 13-item measure that captures adolescents' bodily self-esteem pertaining to their own appearance.


ITEMS:

1. I'm pretty happy about the way I look.
2. I often wish I looked like someone else.
3. I like what I see when I look in the mirror.
4. I'm looking as nice as I'd like to.
5. I worry about the way I look.
6. I wish I looked better.
7. I like what I look like in pictures.
8. My looks upset me.
9. I often feel ashamed of how I look.
10. I think I have a good body.
11. I'm as nice looking as most people.
12. There are lots of things I'd change about my looks if I could.
13. I'm proud of my body.

Response Options:
Yes - 1
No - 0

CATEGORIES:


GEOGRAPHIES TESTED:

Canada

POPULATIONS INCLUDED:
Female
Male

AGE RANGE:
Adolescents

Scoring Procedures:

Items were summed to get the total score.

PRIMARY CITATION:

Mendelson, B. K., White, D. R., & Mendelson, M. J. (1996). Self-esteem and body esteem: Effects of gender, age, and weight. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 17, 321-346. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0193-3973(96)90030-1

Psychometric Score:

FORMATIVE RESEARCH

 Qualitative Research

 Existing Literature/Theoretical Framework

 Field Expert Input

 Cognitive Interviews / Pilot Testing

RELIABILITY

 Internal

 Test-retest

 Interrater

VALIDITY

 Content

 Face

 Criterion (gold-standard)

 Construct

Psychometric Scoring

MEDIUM
Total Score: 4.50/8 Points (MEDIUM) 

Citation Frequency

HIGH

KEY

 FULL POINTS
 PARTIAL POINTS
 NOT ASSESSED
 NOT APPLICABLE

For more details, see Scoring Methodology

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