The Body-Esteem Scale.


The original body-esteem scale is a 35 item questionnaire regarding feelings on different attributes of an individuals body.

Items are scored on a 1-5 scale, with the total scale score calculated from the individual scores for items on the sub-scales. For example adding all the values from upper body strength for males (UBS), this would be 9 items.

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Franzoi, S.L. (1994). Further evidence of the reliability and validity of the body esteem scale. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 50, 237-239.

Franzoi, S.L. & Shields, S.A. (1984). The Body-Esteem Scale: Multidimensional structure and sex differences in a college population. Journal of Personality Assessment, 48, 173-178.

Ethical Considerations:

Body image might be a sensitive topic.

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