State Appearance Comparison Scale

In the past fifteen minutes‚ to what extent did you…
1. Think about your own appearance?
1= No thought about my appearance…………………… A lot of thought about my appearance=7
2. Compare your overall appearance to that of the other research participant in the study?
1=No comparison………………………………………………………….A lot of comparison=7
3. Compare your specific body parts to those of the other research participant in the study?
1=No comparison…………………………………………………………A lot of comparison=7
 
 
This instrument can be found on page 119 of The Effects of Ambiguous Appearance-related Feedback on Body Image‚ Mood States‚ and Intentions to Use Body Changes Strategies in College Women. Available online at:  http://usf.sobek.ufl.edu/content/SF/S0/02/68/04/00001/E14-SFE0002487.pdf
 

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Herbozo‚ Sylvia.‚ (2007). The Effects of Ambiguous Appearance-related Feedback on Body Image‚ Mood States‚ and Intentions to Use Body Changes Strategies in College Women. University of South Florida‚ College of Arts and Sciences‚ Department of Psychology.

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