Social Physique Anxiety Scale (SPAS)

1.    I am comfortable with the appearance of my physique or figure. (R)
2.    I would never worry about wearing clothes that might make me look too thin or overweight. (R)
3.    I wish I wasn’t so up-tight about my physique or figure.*+
4.    There are times when I am bothered by thoughts that other people are evaluating my weight or muscular development negatively.*+
5.    When I look in the mirror I feel good about my physique or figure.* (R)
6.    Unattractive features of my physique or figure make me nervous in certain social settings.*+
7.    In the presence of others‚ I feel apprehensive about my physique or figure.*+
8.    I am comfortable with how fit my body appears to others.*+ (R)
9.    It would make me uncomfortable to know others were evaluating my physique or figure.*+
10.When it comes to displaying my physique or figure to others‚ I am a shy person.*+
11.I usually feel relaxed when it’s obvious that others are looking at my physique or figure.+ (R)
12.When in a bathing suit‚ I often feel nervous about how well-proportioned my body is.+
* 7-item Social Physique Anxiety Scale
+ 9-item Social Physique Anxiety Scale
(R) Reverse scored item.
 
1 = Not at all ch‎aracteristic of me
2 = Slightly ch‎aracteristic of me
3 = Moderately ch‎aracteristic of me
4 = Very ch‎aracteristic of me
5 = Extremely ch‎aracteristic of me
 
 

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