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Body Esteem - Weight

The Body Esteem - Weight Scale is a 3-item measure that captures adolescents' bodily self-esteem pertaining to their own weight.

Categories

Geographies Tested: Canada

Populations Included: Female, Male

Age Range: Adolescents

Items:

1. I really like what I weigh.
2. I wish I were thinner.
3. My weight makes me happy.

Response Options:
Yes - 1
No - 0

Scoring Procedures

Items were summed to get the total score.

Original 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

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