The Sociocultural Attitudes Towards Appearance Questionnaire-3: A confirmatory factor analysis

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dc.contributor.author Markland, David
dc.contributor.author Oliver, Emily Jane
dc.date.accessioned 2010-01-21T10:37:11Z
dc.date.available 2010-01-21T10:37:11Z
dc.date.issued 2008-03
dc.identifier.citation Markland , D & Oliver , E J 2008 , ' The Sociocultural Attitudes Towards Appearance Questionnaire-3: A confirmatory factor analysis ' Body Image , vol 5 , no. 1 , pp. 116-121 . en
dc.identifier.issn 1740-1445
dc.identifier.other PURE: 143168
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/4008
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/4008
dc.description Markland, D. & Oliver, E.J. (2008). The Sociocultural Attitudes Towards Appearance Questionnaire-3: A confirmatory factor analysis. Body Image: An International Journal of Research. 5(1), 116-121. en
dc.description.abstract The Sociocultural Attitudes Towards Appearance Questionnaire-3 measures awareness and endorsement of societal appearance standards. The instrument has been subjected to exploratory factor analyses but to date no studies have reported a priori tests of its hypothesized factor structure using confirmatory factor analysis (CFA). The aim of the present study was to subject the SATAQ-3 to a CFA. Results from a non-clinical convenience sample of 369 women revealed an adequate fit of the model according to conventional criteria. However, detailed residual analysis indicated a significant lack of fit which was explainable by one mis-specified item and shared method variance due to similarities in item content. It was concluded that, with the removal of the mis-specified item, the degree of misfit was tolerable and the intended four-factor solution provides a satisfactory and parsimonious representation of the data. The SATAQ is a widely used research tool, which prior to this paper had not undergone psychometric testing using confirmatory techniques. In addition to providing evidence to support Thompson et al.'s (2004) proposed structure, the analytical approach had generic implications, demonstrating how researchers can conduct a more robust assessment of model fit than using traditional fit indices. en
dc.format.extent 6 en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Body Image en
dc.subject Societal appearance standards en
dc.subject Internalization of media appearance standards en
dc.subject Measurement en
dc.subject Confirmatory factor analysis en
dc.title The Sociocultural Attitudes Towards Appearance Questionnaire-3: A confirmatory factor analysis en
dc.type Text en
dc.type.publicationtype Article (Journal) en
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bodyim.2007.10.001
dc.contributor.institution Department of Sport & Exercise Science en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en


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