Title

The Adjustable Light Beam for Assessment of Size Estimation Accuracy: Description, Psychometrics, and Normative Data

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

7-1988

Keywords

development & validity & reliability of & norms for adjustable light beam apparatus, assessment of body size estimation accuracy, 17–35 yr old females

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

https://doi.org/10.1002/1098-108X(198807)7:4<521::AID-EAT2260070410>3.0.CO;2-H

Abstract

Investigated an adjustable light beam apparatus for the assessment of size estimation accuracy. Detailed description of the apparatus and psychometric and normative data are presented. Normative data on 159 17–35 yr old females indicate that Ss overestimate the size of their waist, hips, and thighs; average overestimation is 21%. Alpha coefficient and test–retest reliability indices were within desirable limits. Comparison of size estimation scores with affective measures of body satisfaction indicates strong discriminant validity.

Was this content written or created while at USF?

Yes

Citation / Publisher Attribution

International Journal of Eating Disorders, v. 7, issue 4, p. 521-526

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