The Body Image Concern Inventory: Validation in a multiethnic sample and initial development of a Spanish language version

Heather Littleton, Carmen Radecki Breitkopf

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Abstract

Dysmorphic appearance concern encompasses preoccupation with a perceived appearance defect, defect checking and camouflaging, and social avoidance. The current study sought to evaluate the internal consistency, factor structure, and convergent validity of a measure of dysmorphic appearance concern, the Body Image Concern Inventory, as well as evaluate the psychometric properties of a Spanish version of the instrument. Women recruited as part of a reproductive clinic-based clinical trial completed the BICI and other self-report measures of distress. A total of 1043 women completed the measures in English (M = 29 years, range = 18-55 years) and 573 women completed the measures in Spanish (M = 32 years, range = 18-55 years). Both the English and Spanish BICI were internally consistent and correlated moderately with measures of current psychological distress (STAI-S, CES-D). Confirmatory factor analyses replicated the measure's proposed factor structure. Applications of the BICI for future research are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)381-388
Number of pages8
JournalBody Image
Volume5
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2008

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Keywords

  • Body dysmorphic disorder
  • Body image
  • Dysmorphic appearance concern
  • Eating disorders
  • Spanish body image concern inventory

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  • Psychology(all)
  • Applied Psychology
  • Social Psychology

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The Body Image Concern Inventory : Validation in a multiethnic sample and initial development of a Spanish language version. / Littleton, Heather; Radecki Breitkopf, Carmen.

In: Body Image, Vol. 5, No. 4, 12.2008, p. 381-388.

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