Verbal Commentary on Physical Appearance Scale (VCOPAS)

Two-year Version of the 28-item VCOPAS
1. Have you thought about skipping dessert?
1a. How did this comment make you feel?
2. Your outfit looks great on you.
2a. How did this comment make you feel?
3. Do you like to exercise?
3a. How did this comment make you feel?
4. You need to start watching what you eat.
4a. How did this comment make you feel?
5. Have you lost weight?
5a. How did this comment make you feel?
6. You are pretty.
6a. How did this comment make you feel?
7. I wish I had a body like yours.
7a. How did this comment make you feel?
8. You’ve gained weight.
8a. How did this comment make you feel?
9. You are in great shape.
9a. How did this comment make you feel?
10. You look good since you’ve lost weight.
10a. How did this comment make you feel?
11. Don’t you think you’ve eaten enough already?
11a. How did this comment make you feel?
12. Have you thought about becoming a model?
12a. How did this comment make you feel?
13. Have you been working out lately?
13a. How did this comment make you feel?
14. You need to do something with your hair.
14a. How did this comment make you feel?
15. Your looking kind of skinny.
15a. How did this comment make you feel?
16. Your facial skin looks good.
16a. How did this comment make you feel?
17. You shouldn’t eat so late at night.
17a. How did this comment make you feel?
18. You have pretty eyes.
18a. How did this comment make you feel?
19. You need to start exercising to lose weight.
19a. How did this comment make you feel?
20. You have nice abs (abdominals).
20a. How did this comment make you feel?
21. Have you considered going on a diet?
21a. How did this comment make you feel?
22. You have a beautiful smile.
22a. How did this comment make you feel?
23. Your outfit makes you look fat.
23a. How did this comment make you feel?
24. I really like how those jeans fit you.
24a. How did this comment make you feel?
25. Are you sure you want to eat such fattening foods?
25a. How did this comment make you feel?
26. Have you gained weight?
26a. How did this comment make you feel?
27. Your hair looks really good.
27a. How did this comment make you feel?
28. You have a nice body.
28a. How did this comment make you feel?
 
Negative Appearance‚ Positive Body‚ Positive General Appearance‚ and Exercise Commentary
 
1=Never‚ 2=Seldom‚ 3=Sometimes‚ 4=Often‚ 5=Always
For items indicated with a: 1=Very Positive‚ 2‚ 3=Neutral‚ 4‚ 5=Very Negative
 
This instrument can be found on page 149-154 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=Never‚ 2=Seldom‚ 3=Sometimes‚ 4=Often‚ 5=Always
For items indicated with a: 1=Very Positive‚ 2‚ 3=Neutral‚ 4‚ 5=Very Negative 

Herbozo‚ Sylvia‚ 2004. “The development and validation of the Verbal Commentary on Physical Appearance Scale”. Graduate Theses and Dissertations. University of South Florida. http://scholarcommons.usf.edu/etd/1077

Herbozo‚ Sylvia.‚ Thompson .J. Kevin (2006). Development and validation of the verbal commentary on physical appearance scale: Considering both positive and negative commentary. Body Image‚ 3(4)‚ 335-344.