Interpersonal Sexual Objectification Scale (ISOS)

How often have you been whistled at while walking down a street?
1. How many times IN YOUR ENTIRE LIFE?
2. How many times IN THE PAST YEAR?
How often have you noticed someone staring at your breasts when you are talking to them?
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How often have you felt like or known that someone was evaluating your physical appearance?
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How often have you been called a name that is sexist‚ like whore‚ bitch‚ etc?
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How often have you felt that someone was staring at your body?
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How often have you heard someone make negative comments about your body or a body part?
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How often have you had a romantic partner that seemed to be more interested in your body than in you as a person?
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How often have you noticed someone leering at your body?
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How often have you heard a rude‚ sexual remark made about your body?
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How often have you been praised (in a sexual way) for ha‎ving a nice body or body part?
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How often have you been touched or fondled against your will?
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How often have you been the victim of sexual harassment (on the job‚ in school‚ etc)?
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How often have you been honked at when you were walking down the street?
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How often have you seen someone stare at one or more of your body parts?
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How often have you overheard inappropriate sexual comments made about your body?
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How often have you been encouraged to change your body shape (e.g. lose weight)?
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How often have you been criticized for not looking like another person?
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How often have you noticed that someone was not listening to what you were saying‚ but instead gazing at your body or a body part?
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How often have you heard someone make sexual comments or innuendos when noticing your body?
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How often has someone grabbed or pinched one of your private body areas against your will?
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How often has someone made a degrading sexual gesture towards you?
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This instrument can be found on pages 30-32 of Development and Psychometric Evaluation of the Interpersonal Sexual Objectification Scale. Available online at: http://kb.osu.edu/dspace/handle/1811/414
 
1=Never‚ 2= Rarely‚ 3=Occasionally‚ 4=Frequently‚ 5=Almost Always
 

Denchik. Angela L‚. 2005. Development and Psychometric Evaluation of the Interpersonal Sexual Objectification Scale. The Ohio State University. Department of Psychology Honors Theses.

Kozee‚ H. B.‚ Tylka‚ T. L.‚ Augustus-Horvath‚ C. L.‚ & Denchik‚ A. (2007). Development and Psychometric Evaluation of the Interpersonal Sexual Objectification Scale. Psychology of Women Quarterly‚ 31(2)‚ 176–189.