Appearance Schema Inventory-Revised Short Form

_____ 1. I spend little time on my physical appearance.
_____ 2. When I see good-looking people‚ I wonder about how my own looksmeasure up.
_____ 3. I try to be as physically attractive as I can be.
_____ 4. I have never paid much attention to what I look like.
_____ 5. I seldom compare my appearance to that of other people I see.
_____ 6. I often check my appearance in a mirror just to make sure I look okay.
_____ 7. When something makes me feel good or bad about my looks‚ I tend todwell on it.
_____ 8. If I like how I look on a given day‚ it’s easy to feel happy about otherthings.
_____ 9. If somebody had a negative reaction to what I look like‚ it wouldn’tbother me.
_____ 10. When it comes to my physical appearance‚ I have high standards.
_____ 11. My physical appearance has had little influence on my life.
_____ 12. Dressing well is not a priority for me
_____ 13. When I meet people for the first time‚ I wonder what they think abouthow I look.
_____ 14. In my everyday life‚ lots of things happen that make me think about whatI look like.
_____ 15. If I dislike how I look on a given day‚ it’s hard to feel happy about otherthings.
_____ 16. I fantasize about what it would be like to be better looking than I am.
_____ 17. Before going out‚ I make sure that I look as good as I possibly can.
_____ 18. What I look like is an important part of who I am.
_____ 19. By controlling my appearance‚ I can control many of the social andemotional events in my life.
_____ 20. My appearance is responsible for much of what’s happened to me in mylife.
 
This instrument can be found on pages 115-116 of The Effects of Ambiguous Appearance-related Feedback on Body Image‚ Mood States‚ and Intentions to Use Body Changes Strategies in College Women. Available online at:  http://usf.sobek.ufl.edu/content/SF/S0/02/68/04/00001/E14-SFE0002487.pdf
 
1=Strongly Disagree‚ 2=Mostly Disagree‚ 3=Neither Agree or Disagree‚ 4=Mostly Agree‚ 5=Strongly Agree
 

Cash‚ T. F.‚ Melnyk‚ S. E.‚ & Hrabosky‚ J. I. (2004). The assessment of body imageinvestment: An extensive revision of the Appearance Schema Inventory.International Journal of Eating Disorders‚ 35‚ 305-316.

Herbozo‚ Sylvia.‚ (2007). The Effects of Ambiguous Appearance-related Feedback on Body Image‚ Mood States‚ and Intentions to Use Body Changes Strategies in College Women. University of South Florida‚ College of Arts and Sciences‚ Department of Psychology.

 

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