Multidimensional Body-Self Relations Questionnaire

Appearance Evaluation subscale (MBSRQ-AE)
1. My body is sexually appealing.
2. I like my looks just the way they are.
3. Most people would consider me good-looking.
4. I like the way I look without my clothes on.
5. I like the way my clothes fit me.
6. I dislike my physique.
7. I am physically unattractive.
Appearance Orientation Subscale (MBSRQ-AO)
1. Before going out in public‚ I always notice how I look.
2. I am careful to buy clothes that will make me look my best.
3. I check my appearance in a mirror whenever I can.
4. Before going out‚ I usually spend a lot of time getting ready.
5. It is important that I always look good.
6. I use very few grooming products.
7. I am self-conscious if my grooming isn’t right.
8. I usually wear whatever is handy without caring how it looks.
9. I don’t care what people think about my appearance.
10. I take special care with my hair grooming.
11. I never think about my appearance.
12. I am always trying to improve my physical appearance.
 
______ 1. Before going out in public‚ I always notice how I look.
______ 2. I am careful to buy clothes that will make me look my best.
______ 3. I would pass most physical-fitness tests.
______ 4. It is important that I have superior physical strength.
______ 5. My body is sexually appealing.
______ 6. I am not involved in a regular exercise program.
______ 7. I am in control of my health.
______ 8. I know a lot about things that affect my physical health
______ 9. I have deliberately developed a healthy lifestyle.
______ 10. I constantly worry about being or becoming fat.
______ 11. I like my looks just the way they are.
______ 12. I check my appearance in a mirror whenever I can.
______ 13. Before going out‚ I usually spend a lot of time getting ready.
______ 14. My physical endurance is good.
______ 15. Participating in sports is unimportant to me.
______ 16. I do not actively do things to keep physically fit.
______ 17. My health is a matter of unexpected ups and downs.
______ 18. Good health is one of the most important things in my life.
______ 19. I don’t do anything that I know might threaten my health.
______ 20. I am very conscious of even small changes in my weight.
______ 21. Most people would consider me good-looking.
______ 22. It is important that I always look good.
______ 23. I use very few grooming products.
______ 24. I easily learn physical skills.
______ 25. Being physically fit is not a strong priority in my life.
______ 26. I do things to increase my physical strength.
______ 27. I am seldom physically ill.
______ 28. I take my health for granted.
______ 29. I often read books and magazines that pertain to health.
______ 30. I like the way I look without my clothes on.
______ 31. I am self-conscious if my grooming isn’t right.
______ 32. I usually wear whatever is handy without caring how it looks.
______ 33. I do poorly in physical sports or games.
______ 34. I seldom think about my athletic skills.
______ 35. I work to improve my physical stamina.
______ 36. From day to day‚ I never know how my body will feel.
______ 37. If I am sick‚ I don’t pay much attention to my symptoms.
______ 38. I make no special effort to eat a balanced and nutritious diet.
______ 39. I like the way my clothes fit me.
______ 40. I don’t care what people think about my appearance.
______ 41. I take special care with my hair grooming.
______ 42. I dislike my physique.
______ 43. I don’t care to improve my abilities in physical activities.
______ 44. I try to be physically active.
______ 45. I often feel vulnerable to sickness.
______ 46. I pay close attention to my body for any signs of illness.
______ 47. If I’m coming down with a cold or flu‚ I just ignore it and go on as usual.
______ 48. I am physically unattractive.
______ 49. I never think about my appearance.
______ 50. I am always trying to improve my physical appearance.
______ 51. I am very well coordinated.
______ 52. I know a lot about physical fitness.
______ 53. I play a sport regularly throughout the year.
______ 54. I am a physically healthy person.
______ 55. I am very aware of small changes in my physical health.
______ 56. At the first sign of illness‚ I seek medical advice.
______ 57. I am on a weight-loss diet.
For the remainder of the items use the response scale given with the item‚
and enter your answer in the space beside the item.
______ 58. I have tried to lose weight by fasting or going on crash diets.
 1. Never
 2. Rarely
 3. Sometimes
 4. Often
 5. Very Often
______ 59. I think I am:
 1. Very Underweight
 2. Somewhat Underweight
 3. Normal Weight
 4. Somewhat Overweight
 5. Very Overweight
______ 60. From looking at me‚ most other people would think I am:
 1. Very Underweight
 2. Somewhat Underweight
 3. Normal Weight
 4. Somewhat Overweight
 5. Very Overweight
61-69. Use this 1 to 5 scale to indicate how dissatisfied or satisfied you are with each of the following areas or aspects of your body:
1=Very Dissatisfied‚ 2=Mostly Dissatisfied‚ 3=Neither Satisfied nor dissatisfied‚ 4= Mostly satisfied‚ 5=Very Satisfied
 ______ 61. Face (facial features‚ complexion)
______ 62. Hair (color‚ thickness‚ texture)
______ 63. Lower torso (buttocks‚ hips‚ thighs‚ legs)
______ 64. Mid torso (waist‚ stomach)
______ 65. Upper torso (chest or breasts‚ shoulders‚ arms)
______ 66. Muscle tone
______ 67. Weight
______ 68. Height
______ 69. Overall appearance
 
This instrument can be found on pages 157- 158 of The development and validation of the Verbal Commentary on Physical Appearance Scale‚ available online at: http://scholarcommons.usf.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2076&context=etd & http://www.banrepcultural.org/sites/default/files/natalia-rojas-segura-Thesis_final.pdf
 
 
1=Definitely Disagree‚ 2=Mostly Disagree‚ 3=Neither Agree Nor Disagree‚ 4=Mostly Agree‚ 5=Definitely Agree
 

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