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Psychometric Evaluation of the Sociocultural Attitudes Towards Appearance Questionnaire-3 among Brazilian Young Adults

  • Ana C. S. Amaral (a1), Mário S. Ribeiro (a1), Maria A. Conti (a1), Clécio S. Ferreira (a1) and Maria E. C. Ferreira (a1)...

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The objective was evaluating the psychometric properties of the Sociocultural Attitudes Towards Appearance Questionnaire-3 (SATAQ–3) among Brazilian young adults of both genders. The sample was composed by 506 undergraduate students (295 females and 211 males), aged between 17 and 29 years old. Exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses were used for construct validity (N = 506). Correlations between the SATAQ–3 scores and those of the Tripartite Influence Scale (TIS) and Body Shape Questionnaire (BSQ) were used for convergent validity. Reliability was assessed through internal consistency (α) and reproducibility (test-retest) through comparison of the means obtained at two different time points and through intra-class correlation. The scale presented a factor structure composed of five factors, replicated in the confirmatory factor analysis with satisfactory values for the measurements of adjustment to the model. Correlations with the BSQ and TIS scores were rho = .52 and rho = –.35, respectively. Cronbach’s alpha coefficients were satisfactory, and their stability was demonstrated. Brazilian SATAQ–3 had good validity and reproducibility, being indicated for use in samples of Brazilian youths.

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*Correspondence concerning this article should be addressed to Ana Carolina Soares Amaral. School of Physical Education. Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora. Campus Universitário S/N. Martelos. Juiz de Fora. Minas Gerais (Brazil). 36036–900. E-mail: acsamaral@hotmail.com

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Psychometric Evaluation of the Sociocultural Attitudes Towards Appearance Questionnaire-3 among Brazilian Young Adults

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