Perceptions of Self
Body Esteem Scale (BES)

Body Esteem Scale (BES)

In recent years, researchers have estimated that concerns about body appearance do not only affect females but males as well. The latest research has estimated that the number of boys engaging in weight loss strategies range from 21.5 to 50%: one-third of adolescent boys prefers a thinner body size, and another one-third prefers a larger and more muscular body (Choane & Pope, 2001; Furnhman & Calnan, 1998; McCabe & Ricciardelli, 2001, 2003, 2004).

Moreover, McCabe and Ricciardelli (2005a) indicated that already at the age of eight, boys focus on increasing the size of their muscles and are already receiving messages to achieve this goal. Gender differences are clear: boys focus on the muscular apparatus, while girls focus on weight loss and body image and appearance.

The Body Esteem Scale focuses on 3 areas - (1) Appearance: the general feeling about appearance; (2) Weight: weight satisfaction; (3) Attribution: the evaluation attributed to others about one’s own body and appearance

Age Range

Questionnaire / Scales




Mendelson, Mendelson, & White, 2001

Download For FREE

Company or school name
We will protect your personal information and will never share or sell it. Read our privacy policy here.
Body Esteem Scale (BES)
Questionnaire / Scales

Check your inbox

We've emailed you a link to the resource.
Don't want to wait? Get instant access to all our resources and webinars by joining our open community today! No downloads required.
Best of all, it's completely FREE!
Oops! Something went wrong. Please try again or contact us on 0161 427 9246
Bounce icon svg

BounceAI Survey Search

Find the perfect survey for your school. Answer some quick questions and receive instant recommendations from BounceAI.
report thumbnail
View a sample report
Save time and resources by generating powerful, segmented reports with our digital platform.
View a sample report
Save time and resources by generating powerful, segmented reports with our digital platform.
report thumbnail
Generate A Sample Report
Frequently Asked Questions
No FAQ's found for this survey

Tracking wellbeing with ease

Move one step closer to implementing an efficient monitoring and tracking system that enables you to embed healthy wellbeing practices across your whole school and drive improvements.
A square of dots to accentuate an image