Factor structure and psychometric properties of a Spanish translation of the Body Appreciation Scale-2 (BAS-2)

Viren Swami, Antonio Alías García, David Barron

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Abstract

We examined the psychometric properties of a Spanish translation of the Body Appreciation Scale-2 (BAS-2) in a community sample of 411 women and 389 men in Almería, Spain. Participants completed the 10-item BAS-2 along with measures of appearance evaluation, body areas satisfaction, self-esteem, life satisfaction, and self-reported body mass index (BMI). Exploratory factor analyses with one split-half subsample revealed that BAS-2 scores had a one-dimensional factor structure in women and men. Confirmatory factor analysis with a second split-half subsample showed the one-dimensional factor structure had acceptable fit and was invariant across sex. There were no significant sex differences in BAS-2 scores. BAS-2 scores were significantly and positively correlated with appearance evaluation, body areas satisfaction, self-esteem, and life satisfaction. Body appreciation was significantly and negatively correlated with BMI in men, but associations in women were only significant in the second subsample. Results suggest that the Spanish BAS-2 has adequate psychometric properties.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13-17
Number of pages5
JournalBody Image
Volume22
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2017

Keywords

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Body Image/psychology
  • Body Mass Index
  • Factor Analysis, Statistical
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Personal Satisfaction
  • Psychometrics
  • Reproducibility of Results
  • Self Concept
  • Self Report
  • Sex Factors
  • Spain
  • Surveys and Questionnaires/standards
  • Translations
  • Young Adult

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