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Perceptions of Self

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Body, Eating, and Exercise Comparison Orientation Measure (BEECOM) - for females
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Department of Psychology
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30-item to assess an individual’s tendency to engage in social comparison in domains related to the body, eating, and exercise.
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The development of a healthy eating style and physical fitness regimen in adolescence or adulthood might be contingent on physical self-concept in childhood. This scale assesses Global physical self-concept and subscales of Physical Performance, Physical Appearance, and Weight Control behaviours in children 6 to 11 years of age.
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Physical self-concept is considered to be an important psychological outcome, and factors associated with the self regulation of physical activity such as attitudes and intention Importantly, physical self-concept is viewed as an important contributor to perceptions of self-worth in multidimensional, hierarchical models of self-esteem The physical self is defined as an individual’s perception of himself or herself in aspects of physical domains such as strength, endurance, sport ability, and physical appearance
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Social physique anxiety is social psychological variable derived from theories of self presentation and impression management that reflects an individual’s perceived worry or concern with the presentation of the physique in situations in which others are perceived to be evaluating them (Hart, Leary, & Rejeski, 1989; Leary & Kowalski, 1990). Social physique anxiety is important because it has been shown to be related to salient psychological and behavioural factors associated with health. For example, social physique anxiety is associated with physical self-esteem (Kowalski, Crocker, & Kowalski, 2001), body image (Chad & Spink, 1996), dissatisfaction with appearance and weight (Crawford & Eklund, 1994), eating attitudes (Haase & Prapavessis, 1998) and motivation to avoid of health-related behaviours, such as physical activity. Overall, females are at higher risk to develop social physique anxiety disorders
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Social physique anxiety is social psychological variable derived from theories of self presentation and impression management that reflects an individual’s perceived worry or concern with the presentation of the physique in situations in which others are perceived to be evaluating them (Hart, Leary, & Rejeski, 1989; Leary & Kowalski, 1990). Social physique anxiety is important because it has been shown to be related to salient psychological and behavioural factors associated with health. For example, social physique anxiety is associated with physical self-esteem (Kowalski, Crocker, & Kowalski, 2001), body image (Chad & Spink, 1996), dissatisfaction with appearance and weight (Crawford & Eklund, 1994), eating attitudes (Haase & Prapavessis, 1998) and motivation to avoid of health-related behaviours, such as physical activity. Overall, females are at higher risk to develop social physique anxiety disorders
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Being that body image results from a confluence of factors, the ABISS helps to partially identify 3 subscales that attend to how adolescent males perceive their body image. The first subscale, BC, helps explain how people may place value in the development of their body from a positive perspective. Closely related to body competence, BI emerged as the second subscale. For example, feeling ignored, intimidated, and unattractive by other people demonstrates how an adolescent may develop a negative body image. Other factors, such as feeling insecure and weak, also relate to feeling inadequate relative to a social standard of comparison. Internal conflict was a third subscale that emerged and includes 4 items that capture the balance between an adolescent’s positive and negative perceptions of body image. For example , being critical of one’s body, and seeking reassurance from others concerning appearance
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