Student Research Projects

Body Confidence: How Do You Measure?

Student Sierra Howard, '17
Faculty Mentor(s)
Department Psychology
Course Psychology 333: Assessment of Individual Differences

Abstract

This study was designed to assess the relationship between body confidence and BMI. The Body Confidence Scale (BCM) was tested for convergent validity using the Body Consciousness Questionnaire (BCQ) and was tested for divergent validity using the Liberal Feminist Attitude and Ideology Scale (short form) (LFAIS-short form). The study found a moderate positive correlation between the BCM and BCQ, a strong negative correlation between the BCM and LFAIS, and a moderate positive correlation between BMI and the BCQ.