Objectified Body Consciousness Scale

___1. I rarely think about how I look.
___2. I think it is more important that my clothes are comfortable than whether they look good on me.
___3. I think more about how my body feels than how my body looks.
___4. I rarely compare how I look with how other people look.
___5. During the day‚ I think about how I look many times.
___6. I often worry about whether the clothes I am wearing make me look good.
___7. I rarely worry about how I look to other people.
___8. I am more concerned with what my body can do than how it looks.
___9. When I can’t control my weight‚ I feel like something must be wrong with me.
___10. I feel ashamed of myself when I haven’t made the effort to look my best.
___11. I feel like I must be a bad person when I don’t look as good as I could.
___12. I would be ashamed for people to know what I really weigh.
___13. I never worry that something is wrong with me when I am not exercising as much as I should.
___14. When I’m not exercising enough‚ I question whether I am a good enough person.
___15. Even when I can’t control my weight‚ I think I’m an okay person.
___16. When I’m not the size I think I should be‚ I feel ashamed.
___17. I think a person is mostly stuck with the looks they are born with.
___18. A large part of being in shape is ha‎ving that kind of body in the first place.
___19. I think a person can look how they want to if they are willing to work at it.
___20. I really don’t think I have much control over how my body looks.
___21. I think a person’s weight is mostly determined by the genes they are born with.
___22. It doesn’t matter how hard I try to change my weight‚ it’s probably always going to be about the same.
___23. I can weigh what I’m supposed to when I try hard enough.
___24. The shape you are in depends mostly on your genes.
This instrument can be found on page 11 of Objectified Body Consciousness in a Developing Country: A Comparison of Mothers and Daughters in the US and Nepal‚ available online at: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11199-008-9521-4
This instrument can be found on pages 162-163 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
1=Strongly Agree‚ 2=Agree‚ 3=Slightly Agree‚ 4=Neither Agree Nor Disagree‚ 5=Slightly Disagree‚ 6=Disagree‚ 7=Strongly Disagree
Body surveillance (items 1 to 8); Body shame (items 9 to 16); Control beliefs (items 17-24)

McKinley‚ N. M.‚ & Hyde‚ J. S. (1996). The Objectified Body Consciousness Scale: Development and validation. Psychology of Women Quarterly‚ 20‚ 181-216.

McKinley‚ N. M. (1998). Gender differences in undergraduates’ body esteem: The mediating effect of objectified body consciousnessand actual/ideal weight discrepancy. Sex Roles‚ 39‚ 113–123.

Mary Crawford & I-Ching Lee & Galina Portnoy & Alka Gurung & Deepti Khati & Pinky Jha & Anjana Chalise Regmi‚ (2009). Objectified Body Consciousness in a Developing Country: A Comparison of Mothers and Daughters in the US and Nepal. Sex Roles‚ 60‚ Issue 3-4‚ 174-185