The Body-cathexis Scale is examined to assess its psychometric properties. Results indicate a strong unidimensional measure with high internal consistency. The Body Cathexis Scale (BCS) was the first psychometric instrument devised to measure body dissatisfaction. In this study we report the. The oriainal Bodv-cathexis Scale (BCS) used by Secord and Jourard () consisted of a list of 46 parts or aspects of the body. These were rated by.

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The items loading on this factor appear to have no common theme other than the fact that they are all body parts.

There appears to be support for the use of the BCS in self-concept research and yet, despite this, there has been a paucity of psychometric investigation into the scale Wylie, ; Scalee, ; Bums, Clothing and Textiles Research Journal8 2 Therefore, dissatisfaction with the fit of garments can lead to lower body cathexis and negative attitudes regarding overall appearance, body dimensions, and weight.

This finding further undermines claims of a multidimensional scale. Body cathexis and satisfaction with fit of apparel. Body cathexis and the self. Factors manifesting an appropriate degree of determinancy were rotated to simple structure using the Oblimin procedure of Jennrich and Sampson The resulting a was 0.

Sex differences in body cathexis associated with exercise involvement. Body image and eating disorders.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Because body image and body weight are a high priority in western culture, men and women alike face gender-based societal pressures to achieve an ideal body image, which in turn influences feelings about the body and preoccupation with size, shape, weight, and appearance.


A psychometric investigation into the body-cathexis scale | Sean Hammond –

The appraisal of body cathexis: Gardner Press, New York. The number of items in the scale has varied over subsequent studies. Clothing and Textiles Research Ecale31 3 Journal of Applied Social Psychology.

Body cathexis and the ideal female figure. In addition to the purely kinaesthetic information gleaned from the body, much of the self-concept is dependent upon cultural attitudes to the physical attributes it possesses. Procedure The questionnaire cxthexis administered in groups during a class or lecture period.

Summary of item statistics 0: Retrieved from ” https: Tucker also discovered a test-retest reliability coefficient of 0. This page was last edited on 14 Mayat Considering the importance of the construct of body-self in notions of personality and self-concept, the scale clearly has utility scalle further psychological research.

Body cathexis – Wikipedia

Cultural scripting, particularly male socialization that fosters exercise involvement and physical fitness, may be partially responsible for higher body cathexis scores among males, since participation in fitness activities tends to yield significant improvement in body satisfaction. Body cathexis is defined as the degree of satisfaction or dissatisfaction one feels towards various parts and aspects of his or her own body. Similarly, social stimuli may play a reciprocal role in anticipating behavior, contributing to the formation of negative feelings about the body.


Help Center Find new research papers in: A Pearson product-moment inter-item correlation matrix was calculated and a maximum likelihood factor analysis was performed Joreskog, As the findings of their study confirm, Muth and Cash suggest that the gender-differential societal and personal standards of body attractiveness place women at a higher predisposition for less favorable, more invested, and more distressing body image attitudes.

Thorndike recommends a sample size of at least if the standard error in the inter-item correlation matrix is to be minimized.

Perceptual and Motor Skills53 3 The means and standard deviations of each item were calculated to observe their ability to discriminate between Ss. Along with garment fit satisfaction, research also indicates that body image attitudes and emotions may be correlated with disordered eating behaviors. Skills 53, Institute for Social Research, Ann.

The Italian version of the Body Cathexis Scale.

The factor correlations reveal that they are not mutually independent as the smallest inter-factor correlation is 0. It is argued, on the basis of this investigation, that the BCS has good psychometric properties. However, all item means remained within the range The analysis was undertaken in two stages.