This work aims to translate and validate the Body Esteem Scale (BES, Mendelson, Mendelson, & White, 2001) in an Italian sample and to evaluate its reliability and dimensionality. The scale was administered to a sample of 674 Italian adolescents aged 11-16 years (M = 13.33; SD = 2.1). The results showed good reliability and internal validity. Explorative and confirmatory analysis revealed that a three correlated-factor model, similar to that found in the original form, explains the data well. In addition, BES correlates positively with the Body Image Satisfaction questionnaire (Rauste von Wright, 1989; Italian version by Alparone, Prezza, & Camarda, 2000) and the Rosenberg Self-Esteem scale (Rosenberg, 1965; Italian version by Prezza, Trombaccia, & Armento, 1997). The BES, Italian version, seems to offer a good measure of body image perception among adolescents and could be used in research, for assessment, preventative intervention, and health promotion.

Confalonieri, E., Gatti, E., Ionio, C., Traficante, D., Body esteem scale: A validation on Italian adolescents, <<TPM. TESTING, PSYCHOMETRICS, METHODOLOGY IN APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY>>, 2008; 15 (3): 153-165 [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/86788]

Body esteem scale: A validation on Italian adolescents

Confalonieri, Emanuela
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Gatti, Elena;Ionio, Chiara;Traficante, Daniela
2008

Abstract

This work aims to translate and validate the Body Esteem Scale (BES, Mendelson, Mendelson, & White, 2001) in an Italian sample and to evaluate its reliability and dimensionality. The scale was administered to a sample of 674 Italian adolescents aged 11-16 years (M = 13.33; SD = 2.1). The results showed good reliability and internal validity. Explorative and confirmatory analysis revealed that a three correlated-factor model, similar to that found in the original form, explains the data well. In addition, BES correlates positively with the Body Image Satisfaction questionnaire (Rauste von Wright, 1989; Italian version by Alparone, Prezza, & Camarda, 2000) and the Rosenberg Self-Esteem scale (Rosenberg, 1965; Italian version by Prezza, Trombaccia, & Armento, 1997). The BES, Italian version, seems to offer a good measure of body image perception among adolescents and could be used in research, for assessment, preventative intervention, and health promotion.
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Confalonieri, E., Gatti, E., Ionio, C., Traficante, D., Body esteem scale: A validation on Italian adolescents, <>, 2008; 15 (3): 153-165 [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/86788]
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