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Título: Validation of the Weight Concerns Scale applied to brazilian university students
Autor: Dias, Juliana Chioda Ribeiro
Silva, Wanderson Roberto da
Maroco, João
Campos, Juliana Alvares Duarte Bonini
Palavras-chave: Body image
Validation studies
Test reproducibility
Psychometrics
Weight Concerns Scale
Young adults
Data: 2015
Editora: Elsevier
Citação: Body Image, 14, 72-76
Resumo: The aim of this study was to evaluate the validity and reliability of the Portuguese version of the Weight Concerns Scale (WCS) when applied to Brazilian university students. The scale was completed by 1084 university students from Brazilian public education institutions. A confirmatory factor analysis was conducted. The stability of the model in independent samples was assessed through multigroup analysis, and the invariance was estimated. Convergent, concurrent, divergent, and criterion validities as well as internal consistency were estimated. Results indicated that the one-factor model presented an adequate fit to the sample and values of convergent validity. The concurrent validity with the Body Shape Questionnaire and divergent validity with the Maslach Burnout Inventory for Students were adequate. Internal consistency was adequate, and the factorial structure was invariant in independent subsamples. The results present a simple and short instrument capable of precisely and accurately assessing concerns with weight among Brazilian university students.
Peer review: yes
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10400.12/3907
DOI: 10.1016/j.bodyim.2015.03.012
ISSN: 1740-1445
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