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      The Body Appreciation Scale-2: Translation and Validation in the Greek Language

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      The European Journal of Counselling Psychology
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      body appreciation, positive body image, scale translation, psychometrics, Cyprus

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          The psychometric properties of a Greek translation of the 10-item Body Appreciation Scale-2 (BAS-2) was examined. A total of 193 Greek-speaking female university students from Cyprus completed the BAS-2, along with measures of appearance satisfaction, investment in appearance, weight-related anxiety, self-esteem and body image quality of life. Principal-axis factor analysis indicated that the Greek version of the BAS-2 scores had a one-dimensional factor structure. A Confirmatory Factor Analysis confirmed the unidimesionality of the measure. Further analyses indicated that Greek BAS-2 scores evidenced internal consistency, test-retest reliability and convergent validity with the other variables of interest. These results suggest that the Greek version of the BAS-2 has adequate psychometric properties and can be used within the Greek-speaking populations.

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              The Body Appreciation Scale-2: item refinement and psychometric evaluation.

              Considered a positive body image measure, the 13-item Body Appreciation Scale (BAS; Avalos, Tylka, & Wood-Barcalow, 2005) assesses individuals' acceptance of, favorable opinions toward, and respect for their bodies. While the BAS has accrued psychometric support, we improved it by rewording certain BAS items (to eliminate sex-specific versions and body dissatisfaction-based language) and developing additional items based on positive body image research. In three studies, we examined the reworded, newly developed, and retained items to determine their psychometric properties among college and online community (Amazon Mechanical Turk) samples of 820 women and 767 men. After exploratory factor analysis, we retained 10 items (five original BAS items). Confirmatory factor analysis upheld the BAS-2's unidimensionality and invariance across sex and sample type. Its internal consistency, test-retest reliability, and construct (convergent, incremental, and discriminant) validity were supported. The BAS-2 is a psychometrically sound positive body image measure applicable for research and clinical settings.
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                Journal
                EJCoP
                Eur J Couns Psych
                The European Journal of Counselling Psychology
                Eur. J. Couns. Psych.
                PsychOpen
                2195-7614
                13 January 2020
                2019
                : 8
                : 1
                : 108-117
                Affiliations
                [a ] Neapolis University Pafos , Paphos, Cyprus
                [2]Neapolis University Pafos, Paphos, Cyprus
                Author notes
                [* ]2 Danaes Av., 8042, Paphos, Cyprus. m.argyrides.1@ 123456nup.ac.cy
                Article
                ejcop.v8i1.179
                10.5964/ejcop.v8i1.179
                9bcafabe-9ba7-439e-84e6-355a1b661f3f
                Copyright @ 2020

                This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) 4.0 License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

                History
                : 30 March 2018
                : 01 March 2019
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                Psychology
                psychometrics,Cyprus,scale translation,positive body image,body appreciation
                Psychology
                psychometrics, Cyprus, scale translation, positive body image, body appreciation

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