Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Development of the Male Body Dissatisfaction Scale

The development and initial validation of a new measure of male body dissatisfaction.

Authors: Ochner CN, Gray JA, Brickner K.

The purpose of this research was to develop, and establish the initial psychometric properties of, the Male Body Dissatisfaction Scale (MBDS). Ninety-five male students were recruited over three phases. An item-remainder analysis was performed in phase I, convergent and discriminant validity assessed in phase II, and test-retest reliability and factor structure assessed in phase III. The MBDS achieved an alpha level of 0.93 and was inversely related to body esteem (p=0.02) and self-esteem (p=0.03), and positively related to how much participants' opinion of themselves was based on their body shape and weight (p<0.01).>» Read full article on[Eating Behaviors via]

Please share your insights and comments on our Hope Club Blog ~ specifically designed for eating disorder treatment professionals @

Also, please check out our Males and Eating Disorders page at:

No comments: