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Social Physique Anxiety Scale: Psychometric Evaluation and Development of a Chinese Adaptation

Department of Social and Behavioural Sciences, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18(20), 10921; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph182010921
Received: 29 September 2021 / Revised: 14 October 2021 / Accepted: 15 October 2021 / Published: 17 October 2021
The Social Physique Anxiety Scale (SPAS) is a popular measure of individual anxiety related to body image. This study assessed the psychometric properties of the 12-, 9-, 8- and 7-item versions of the SPAS. Two cross-sectional studies recruited 466 Chinese university students. Study 1 (n = 273) evaluated the construct validity and internal consistency of the SPAS. Study 2 (n = 193) further assessed the construct validity, factorial validity, internal consistency, convergent validity and divergent validity of the SPAS. The results indicated that none of the existing SPAS versions possess good psychometric properties suitable for the Chinese student population. In short, a new 7-item version of the SPAS that is more suitable for measuring social physique anxiety among Chinese university students. The implications of our results and future research directions are discussed. View Full-Text
Keywords: Chinese; student; dimensionality; SPAS; body image; anxiety Chinese; student; dimensionality; SPAS; body image; anxiety
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Jin, J.; Fung, S.-f. Social Physique Anxiety Scale: Psychometric Evaluation and Development of a Chinese Adaptation. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18, 10921. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph182010921

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Jin J, Fung S-f. Social Physique Anxiety Scale: Psychometric Evaluation and Development of a Chinese Adaptation. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2021; 18(20):10921. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph182010921

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Jin, Jiahui, and Sai-fu Fung. 2021. "Social Physique Anxiety Scale: Psychometric Evaluation and Development of a Chinese Adaptation" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 18, no. 20: 10921. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph182010921

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