(In)satisfação com a imagem corporal em adolescentes e adultos portugueses: contributo para o processo de validação da Contour Drawing Rating Scale

Translated title of the contribution: Body image (dis)satisfaction among Portuguese adolescents and adults: contribution to the validation process of the Contour Drawing Rating Scale

Rita Francisco*, Isabel Narciso, Madalena Alarcão

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Abstract

The main objective of the present study is to examine body image (dissatisfaction among female and male Portuguese adolescents and adults. In addition, psychometric studies of the Portuguese version of the Contour Drawing Rating Scale (CDRS; Thompson & Gray, 1995) are presented. Participants were 1423 adolescents and adults, who completed the CDRS and the Eating Disorder Examination-Questionnaire. In order to study test-retest reliability of CDRS, 55 college students completed CDRS at two times of measurement, with an interval of two weeks between assessments. Most female and male adolescents, as well as female adults, presented a normal weight; however, most of men were overweight. Significant generation and gender differences related to body image satisfaction were found: adolescents were more satisfied with their body image than adults; body image satisfaction was higher among males than females. Results clearly support the reliability and the validity of the CDRS in a Portuguese sample, emphasizing its usefulness as a measure of body image perception and satisfaction in the general population. Further, this measure allowed distinguishing groups with and without clinical criteria of eating disorders in regards to body image dissatisfaction.

Translated title of the contributionBody image (dis)satisfaction among Portuguese adolescents and adults: contribution to the validation process of the Contour Drawing Rating Scale
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)61-88
Number of pages28
JournalRevista Iberoamericana de Diagnostico y Evaluacion Psicologica
Volume2
Issue number34
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Body image
  • Concurrent validity
  • Contour Drawing Rating Scale
  • Test-retest reliability

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