Development and Validation of the Physical Appearance Related Teasing Scale
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The development and preliminary validation of the Physical Appearance Related Testing Scale (PARTS) is reported. The 18-item scale has good psychometric qualities (high internal consistency and test-retest retiabilities) and consists of two factors: Weight/Size Testing (W/ST) and General Appearance Teasing (GAT). The W/ST converges well with measures of eating disturbance, body image dissatisfaction, social comparison, depression, and self-esteem, whereas the GAT scale shows little relationship to these variables. The role of teasing history as an etiological component of body image and eating disturbance is discussed; the need for further validation work on the PARTS is addressed.
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Journal of Personality Assessment, v. 56, issue 3, p. 513-521
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Thompson, Joel K.; Fabian, Lisa J.; Moulton, Desiree O.; Dunn, Michael E.; and Altabe, Madeline N., "Development and Validation of the Physical Appearance Related Teasing Scale" (1991). Psychology Faculty Publications. 2112.