Physical Appearance Comparison Scale-Revised (PACS-R)

People sometimes compare their physical appearance to the physical appearance of others. This can be a comparison of their weight‚ body size‚ body shape‚ body fat or overall appearance. Thinking about how you generally compare yourself to others‚ please use the following scale to rate how often you make these kinds of comparisons.
1. When I’m out in public‚ I compare my physical appearance to the appearance of others.
2. When I meet a new person (same sex)‚ I compare my body size to his/her body size.
3. When I’m at work or school‚ I compare my body shape to the body shape of others.
4. When I’m out in public‚ I compare my body fat to the body fat of others.
5. When I’m shopping for clothes‚ I compare my weight to the weight of others.
6. When I’m at a party‚ I compare my body shape to the body shape of others.
7. When I’m with a group of friends‚ I compare my weight to the weight of others.
8. When I’m out in public‚ I compare my body size to the body size of others.
9. When I’m with a group of friends‚ I compare my body size to the body size of others.
10. When I’m eating in a restaurant‚ I compare my body fat to the body fat of others.
11. When I’m at the gym‚ I compare my physical appearance to the appearance of others.
 
This instrument can be found online at: https://sites.google.com/site/bodyimageresearchgroup/measures/physical-appearance-comparison-scale-revised-pacs-r
 
Never=1‚ Seldom=2‚ Sometimes=3‚ Often=4‚ Always=5
 
For a copy of this measure contact:
J. Kevin Thompson‚ Ph.D
Department of Psychology
University of South Florida
4202 Fowler Ave
Tampa‚ FL 33620-8200

Lauren M. Schaefer‚ J. Kevin Thompson. 2014. The development and validation of the Physical Appearance Comparison Scale-Revised (PACS-R). Eating Behaviors. Volume 15‚ Issue 2‚ April 2014‚ Pages 209–217

Schaefer‚ Lauren M.‚ “The Development and Validation of the Physical Appearance Comparison Scale-Revised (PACS-R)” (2013). Graduate Theses and Dissertations.http://scholarcommons.usf.edu/etd/4575

 
1. When I’m out in public‚ I compare my physical appearance to the appearance of others.
2. When I meet a new person (same sex)‚ I compare my body size to his/her body size.
3. When I’m at work or school‚ I compare my body shape to the body shape of others.
4. When I’m out in public‚ I compare my body fat to the body fat of others.
5. When I’m shopping for clothes‚ I compare my weight to the weight of others.
6. When I’m at a party‚ I compare my body shape to the body shape of others.
7. When I’m at work or school‚ I compare my weight to the weight of others.
8. When I’m eating in a restaurant‚ I compare my body shape to the body shape of others.
9. When I’m with a group of friends‚ I compare my weight to the weight of others.
10. When I’m shopping for clothes‚ I compare my body fat to the body fat of others.
11. When I’m at the gym‚ I compare my body size to the body size of others.
12. When I’m at work or school‚ I compare my body size to the body size of others.
13. When I’m with a group of friends‚ I compare my body shape to the body shape of others.
14. When I’m at the gym‚ I compare my weight to the weight of others.
15. When I’m at a party‚ I compare my weight to the weight of others.
16. When I’m at the gym‚ I compare my body shape to the body shape of others.
17. When I’m shopping for clothes‚ I compare my body shape to the body shape of others.
18. When I’m with a group of friends‚ I compare my body fat to the body fat of others.
19. When I’m shopping for clothes‚ I compare my physical appearance to the physical appearance of others.
20. When I’m at a party‚ I compare my body fat to the body fat of others.
21. When I meet a new person (same sex)‚ I compare my body shape to his/her body shape.
22. When I’m at work or school‚ I compare my body fat to the body fat of others.
23. When I’m eating in a restaurant‚ I compare my physical appearance to the appearance of others.
24. When I’m at the gym‚ I compare my body fat to the body fat of others.
25. When I’m eating in a restaurant‚ I compare my body fat to the body fat of others.
26. When I’m at a party‚ I compare my body size to the body size of others.
27. When I meet a new person (same sex)‚ I compare my body fat to his/her body fat.
28. When I’m at work or school‚ I compare my physical appearance to the appearance of others.
29. When I’m with a group of friends‚ I compare my body size to the body size of others.
30. When I’m out in public‚ I compare my weight to the weight of others.
31. When I’m out in public‚ I compare my body shape to the body shape of others.
32. When I meet a new person (same sex)‚ I compare my physical appearance to his/her physical appearance.
33. When I’m with a group of friends‚ I compare my physical appearance to the appearance of others
34. When I’m at a party‚ I compare my physical appearance to the appearance of others.
35. When I meet a new person (same sex)‚ I compare my weight to his/her weight.
36. When I’m shopping for clothes‚ I compare my body size to the body size of others.
37. When I’m at the gym‚ I compare my physical appearance to the appearance of others.
38. When I’m eating in a restaurant‚ I compare my weight to the weight of others.
39. When I’m eating in a restaurant‚ I compare my body size to the body size of others.
40. When I’m out in public‚ I compare my body size to the body size of others.

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