Sociocultural Attitudes Towards Appearance Questionnaire-3 (SATAQ-3)

Perceptions of Self
Sociocultural Attitudes Towards Appearance Questionnaire-3 (SATAQ-3)

The Sociocultural Attitudes Towards Appearance Questionnaire-3 (SATAQ-3) is one of the most commonly used self-report measures of endorsement of Western appearance ideals. This 30-item self-report measure provided four subscales: Information (nine items; e.g., “TV programs are an important source of information about fashion and being attractive”), Pressures (seven items; e.g., “I’ve felt pressure from TV or magazines to lose weight”), Internalization—General (nine items; e.g., “I compare my body to the bodies of TV and movie stars”), and Internalization—Athlete (five items; e.g., “I try to look like sports athletes”). The SATAQ-3 has been used in many populations including adolescents, college students, and community samples.

Age Range



Perceived Pressure

Researcher(s) or Author(s)

Thompson, van den Berg, Roehrig, Guarda, & Heinberg, 2004

Found in

Pro (Secondary)

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