Multidimensional Media Influence Scale (MMIS)

1. I would like my body to look like the people who are on TV.
2. I wish I looked as athletic as the people in magazines.
3. I try to look like the people in music videos.
4. I compare my body to the bodies of people who appear in magazines.
5. I would like my body to look like the people who are in movies.
6. I try to look like sports athletes.
7. I compare my body to the bodies of TV and movie stars.
8. I wish I looked like the models in music videos.
9. I would like my body to look like the models who appear in magazines.
10. I wish I looked as athletic as sports stars.
11. I try to look like the people on TV.
12. I compare my appearance to the appearance of TV and movie stars.
 
This instrument can be found on page 124 of “The development and validation of the Thinness Expectancy Questionnaire”. Available online at:  http://scholarcommons.usf.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2256&context=etd
 
1= Completely Disagree‚ 2‚ 3=Neither Agree Nor Disagree‚ 4‚ 5= Completely Agree

Cusumano‚ D.L.‚ & Thompson‚ J.K. (2000). Media influence and body image in 8 – 11year-old boys and girls: A preliminary report on the multidimensional media influence scale. International Journal of Eating Disorders‚ 29‚ 37-44.

Steinberg‚ Ari R.‚ "The development and validation of the Thinness Expectancy Questionnaire (TEQ)" (2004). Graduate Theses and Dissertations. http://scholarcommons.usf.edu/etd/1257