Sociocultural Attitudes Towards Appearance Questionnaire-4 (SATAQ-4)

1. It is important for me to look athletic.
2. I think a lot about looking muscular.
3. I want my body to look very thin.
4. I want my body to look like it has little fat.
5. I think a lot about looking thin.
6. I spend a lot of time doing things to look more athletic.
7. I think a lot about looking athletic.
8. I want my body to look very lean.
9. I think a lot about ha‎ving very little body fat.
10. I spend a lot of time doing things to look more muscular.
Answer the following questions with relevance to your Family (include: parents‚ brothers‚ sisters‚ relatives):
11. I feel pressure from family members to look thinner.
12. I feel pressure from family members to improve my appearance.
13. Family members encourage me to decrease my level of body fat.
14. Family members encourage me to get in better shape.
Answer the following questions with relevance to your Peers (include: close friends‚ classmates‚ other social contacts):
15. My peers encourage me to get thinner.
16. I feel pressure from my peers to improve my appearance.
17. I feel pressure from my peers to look in better shape.
18. I get pressure from my peers to decrease my level of body fat.
Answer the following questions with relevance to the Media (include: television‚ magazines‚ the Internet‚ movies‚ billboards‚ and advertisements):
19. I feel pressure from the media to look in better shape.
20. I feel pressure from the media to look thinner.
21. I feel pressure from the media to improve my appearance.
22. I feel pressure from the media to decrease my level of body fat.
 
This instrument can be found on pages 104-105 of The Development and Validation of the Physical Appearance Comparison Scale-Revised (PACS-R). Available online at:  http://scholarcommons.usf.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=5772&context=etd
 
Definitely Disagree = 1‚ Mostly Disagree = 2‚ Neither Agree Nor Disagree = 3‚ Mostly Agree = 4‚ Definitely Agree = 5
 

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

Schaefer‚ L. M.‚ Burke‚ N. B.‚ Thompson‚ J. K.‚ Heinberg‚ L. J.‚ Calogero‚ R. M.‚ Bardone-Cone‚ A. M.‚ . . . Swami‚ V. (2013). Development and validation of the Sociocultural Attitudes Towards Appearance Questionnaire-4 (SATAQ- 4). Manuscript under review.