Body Investment Scale (BIS)

1.    I believe that caring for my body will improve my well-being
2.    I don’t like it when people touch me. (R)
3.    It makes me feel good to do something dangerous. (R)
4.    I pay attention to my appearance.
5.    I am frustrated with my physical appearance. (R)
6.    I enjoy physical contact with other people.
7.    I am not afraid to engage in dangerous activities. (R)
8.    I like to pamper my body.
9.    I tend to keep a distance from the person with whom I am talking. (R)
10.I am satisfied with my appearance.
11.I feel uncomfortable when people get too close to me physically. (R)
12.I enjoy taking a bath.
13.I hate my body. (R)
14.In my opinion it is very important to take care of the body.
15.When I am injured‚ I immediately take care of the wound.
16.I feel comfortable with my body.
17.I feel anger toward my body. (R)
18.I look in both directions before crossing the street.
19.I use body care products regularly.
20.I like to touch people who are close to me.
21.I like my appearance in spite of its imperfections.
22.Sometimes I purposely injure myself. (R)
23.Being hugged by a person close to me can comfort me.
24.I take care of myself whenever I feel a sign of illness.
Note. R = scored in the reverse direction.
 
body image feelings and attitudes‚ comfort in touch‚ body care‚ and body protection
 
If you do not agree at all: circle (1). If you do not agree:
1 = don’t agree at all‚ 2 = don’t agree‚ 3 = undecided‚ 4= agree‚ 5Strongly agree
body image feelings and attitudes (5‚ 10‚ 13‚ 16‚ 17‚ and 21)‚ comfort in touch (2‚ 6‚ 9‚ 11‚ 20‚ and 23)‚ body care (1‚ 4‚ 8‚ 12‚ 14‚ and 19)‚ and body protection (3‚ 7‚ 15‚ 18‚ 22‚ and 24)
 

This instrument can be found at: at: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/232513339 & Fischer‚ Joel.‚ Corcoran‚ Kevin J. (2007 ). Measures for Clinical Practice and research: A sourcebook. (4th ed.). NY. Oxford University Pr. Vol. 1‚ Page (s): 440-442. 

Orbach‚ I.‚ & Mikulincer‚ M. (1998). The Body Investment Scale: Construction and validation of a body experience scale. Psychological Assessment‚ 10(4)‚ 415-425.

Orbach‚ I.‚ Mikulincer‚ M. (1998). Body Investment Scale (BIS). In Fischer‚ Joel.‚ Corcoran‚ Kevin J. (2007). Measures for Clinical Practice and research: A sourcebook. (4th ed.). NY. Oxford University Pr. Vol. 1‚ Page (s): 440-442.

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