Body-Cathexis Scale (BC-SC)

Body-Cathexis
Hair/ width of shoulders/ facial complexion/ arms/ appetite/ chest/ hands/ eyes/ distribution of hair over body/ digestion/ hips/ nose/ skin texture/ fingers/ lips/ elimination/ legs/ wrists/ teeth/ waist/ forehead/ energy level/ feet/ back/ sleep/ ears/ voice/ chin/ health/ exercise/ sex activities/ ankles/ knees/ neck/ posture/ shape of head/ face/ body build/ weight/ profile/ sex (male or female)/ height/ back view of head/ age/ trunk
Self-Cathexis
first name/ morals/ ability to express self/ taste in clothes/ sense of duty/ sophistication/ self-understanding/ life-goals/ artistic talents/ tolerance/ moods/ general knowledge/ popularity/ imagination/ self-confidence/ sensitivity to opinions of others/ ability to lead/ last name/ impulses/ manners/ handwriting/ intelligence level/ athletic skills/ happiness/ creativity/ love life/ strength of conviction/ conscience/ skill with hands
 
Body-cathexis‚ Self-cathexis
 
1.    Have strong feelings and wish change could somehow be made.
2.    Don’t like‚ but can put up with.
3.    Have no particular feelings one way or the other.
4.    Am satisfied.
5.    Consider myself fortunate.
 
 

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Secord‚ P.F. (195.). Objectification of work association procedures by the use of homonyms: a measure of body-cathexis. Journal of Personality‚ 21‚ 479-495.

Robinson‚ John P.‚ Shaver‚ Phillip R. (1969). Measures of Political Attitudes. Institute for Social Research‚ University of Michigan/. Ann Arbor‚ Michigan