BODY CATHEXIS SCALE PDF

Nazil Consumer behaviour Psychoanalytic terminology. Theory, M easurement, Development and Behaviour. Among the few empirical studies relevant to the relatedness of the body and the self is that of Schilder, who — through a series of self-report questionnaires — procured evidence cathexjs that negative feelings, associations, and memories about the body can probe higher levels of dissatisfaction with the self. Body cathexis Perceptual and Motor Skills53 3 The results suggest that the measure has unidimensional properties.

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Nazil Consumer behaviour Psychoanalytic terminology. Theory, M easurement, Development and Behaviour. Among the few empirical studies relevant to the relatedness of the body and the self is that of Schilder, who — through a series of self-report questionnaires — procured evidence cathexjs that negative feelings, associations, and memories about the body can probe higher levels of dissatisfaction with the self.

Body cathexis Perceptual and Motor Skills53 3 The results suggest that the measure has unidimensional properties. Total body cathexis BC is obtained by summing the ratings for each of the 46 characteristics and dividing by total number of items.

Log In Sign Up. Journal of Consulting Psychology. He investigated the principal component structure of a item version of the scale and discovered four orthogonal components which he designated, Health and Physical Fitness, Face and Overall Appearance, Subordinate and Independent Body Features and Physique and Muscular Strength. Procedure The questionnaire was administered in groups during a class or lecture period. Although seven factors were extracted, showing clear simple structure, they cannot he held to be very useful as independent operational constructs due to lack of determinancy.

The number of items in the scale has varied over subsequent studies. Skip to main content. It must be emphasized that such a procedure relaxes the criterion of detenninancy considerably and so no strong claim for the uniqueness of this solution can be made here. It is recommended as a scale for research into the role of body feelings in self-concept and personality.

Therefore, dissatisfaction with the fit of garments can lead to lower body cathexis and negative attitudes regarding overall appearance, body dimensions, and weight. Similarly, social stimuli may play a reciprocal role in anticipating behavior, contributing to the formation of negative feelings about the body.

Journal of Consulting Psychology, 17 5 Click here to sign up. This is a prerequisite of replicable factors. Clothing and Textiles Research Journal31 3 Consequently, a negative self-concept would be expected of an individual who perceives his or her body as falling short of culturally-determined ideals.

Gardner Press, New York. British Journal of Psychology. These were rated by respondents according to a 5-point Likert scale ranging from strong positive to strong negative cathexis. Body cathexis is defined as the degree of satisfaction or dissatisfaction one feels towards various parts and aspects of his or her own body. Help Center Find new research papers in: A recent attempt to correct this situation has been made by Tucker Factors manifesting an appropriate degree of determinancy were rotated to simple structure using the Oblimin procedure of Jennrich and Sampson Summary of item statistics 0: Body image and eating disorders.

Respondents below the age of 17 were sampled from schools in Cork city and the remainder were students at University College, Cork; of the sample were female and were male. There appears to be support for the use of the BCS in self-concept research and yet, despite this, there has been a paucity of psychometric investigation into the scale Wylie, ; Crandall, ; Bums, Consequently, as suggested by the results of both the body cathexis and self cathexis scales which represent attitudes about conceptual aspects of the self in correlation to the bodylow body cathexis is significantly associated with anxiety, insecurity, and negative perceptions of the self.

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Body Cathexis-Self Cathexis (BCSC) Scale

Total body cathexis BC is obtained by summing the ratings for each of the 46 characteristics and dividing by total number of items. Using scales of body cathexis and self cathexis, the Maslow Test of Psychological Security-Insecurity, and an anxiety-related body cathexis homonym test, Secord and Jourard concluded that the body and self tend to be cathected to the same degree. Consequently, as suggested by the results of both the body cathexis and self cathexis scales which represent attitudes about conceptual aspects of the self in correlation to the body , low body cathexis is significantly associated with anxiety, insecurity, and negative perceptions of the self. Cultural scripting , particularly male socialization that fosters exercise involvement and physical fitness, may be partially responsible for higher body cathexis scores among males, since participation in fitness activities tends to yield significant improvement in body satisfaction.

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