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Cross-cultural validity and measurement invariance of the social physique anxiety scale in five European nations

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dc.contributor.author Hagger, M.S.
dc.contributor.author Aşçi, F.H.
dc.contributor.author Lindwall, M.
dc.contributor.author Hein, V.
dc.contributor.author Mülazimoǧlu-Ballı, Özgür.
dc.contributor.author Tarrant, M.
dc.contributor.author Ruiz, Y.P.
dc.contributor.author Sell, V.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-08-16T11:32:16Z
dc.date.available 2019-08-16T11:32:16Z
dc.date.issued 2007
dc.identifier.issn 09057188 (ISSN)
dc.identifier.uri http://acikerisim.pau.edu.tr:8080/xmlui/handle/11499/4108
dc.description.abstract The cross-cultural generalizability of the social physique anxiety scale (SPAS) was evaluated using confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) in five European nations: Britain, Estonia, Spain, Sweden, and Turkey. Motl and Conroy's (2000) methods were used to develop modified versions of the scale within each sample based on the original 12-item version. Pending the satisfactory fit of the CFAs of the modified models within each sample, it was expected that the measurement parameters and mean values of these models would be equivalent across samples in multisample CFAs. An eight-item version of the SPAS exhibited a good fit with data from the British, Estonian, and Swedish samples, and a seven-item version fitted the data well in the Spanish and Turkish samples. The eliminated items were also influenced by a method effect associated with the item wording. Multisample analyses revealed that factor loadings were equivalent across samples. Tests of latent means revealed that British and Spanish participants reported the highest levels of SPA, with Estonian participants reporting the lowest. Results indicate that the SPAS is generalizable across these cultures, although subtle variations existed in the Spanish and Turkish samples. Researchers are advised to follow these procedures to develop a valid version of the SPAS appropriate for their sample. © 2007 Blackwell Munksgaard.
dc.language.iso English
dc.relation.isversionof 10.1111/j.1600-0838.2006.00615.x
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/closedAccess
dc.subject Confirmatory factor analysis
dc.subject Measurement
dc.subject Physical self
dc.subject Self-presentation
dc.subject Social physique anxiety
dc.subject adolescent
dc.subject adult
dc.subject anxiety
dc.subject article
dc.subject body image
dc.subject cultural factor
dc.subject Europe
dc.subject factorial analysis
dc.subject female
dc.subject human
dc.subject male
dc.subject perception
dc.subject psychological aspect
dc.subject psychological model
dc.subject questionnaire
dc.subject reproducibility
dc.subject self concept
dc.subject self disclosure
dc.subject standard
dc.subject validation study
dc.subject Adolescent
dc.subject Adult
dc.subject Anxiety
dc.subject Body Image
dc.subject Cross-Cultural Comparison
dc.subject Factor Analysis, Statistical
dc.subject Female
dc.subject Humans
dc.subject Male
dc.subject Models, Psychological
dc.subject Questionnaires
dc.subject Reproducibility of Results
dc.subject Self Concept
dc.subject Self Disclosure
dc.subject Social Perception
dc.title Cross-cultural validity and measurement invariance of the social physique anxiety scale in five European nations
dc.type Article
dc.relation.journal Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports
dc.identifier.volume 17
dc.identifier.issue 6
dc.identifier.startpage 703
dc.identifier.endpage 719
dc.relation.publicationCategory Uluslararası Hakemli Dergi
dc.identifier.index Scopus
dc.identifier.index WOS


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