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Applicability of the Ben-Tovim Walker Body Attitudes Questionnaire (BAQ) and the Attention to Body Shape Scale (ABS) in Japanese Males and Females

Kagawa, Masaharu, Uchida, Hayato, Uenishi, Kazuhiro, Binns, Colin W., & Hills, Andrew P. (2007) Applicability of the Ben-Tovim Walker Body Attitudes Questionnaire (BAQ) and the Attention to Body Shape Scale (ABS) in Japanese Males and Females. Eating Behaviors, 8(3), pp. 277-284.

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Abstract

Objectives To determine applicability of the Japanese-translated versions of the Ben-Tovim Walker Body Attitudes Questionnaire (BAQ) and the Attention to the Body Shape Scale (ABS) in Japanese males and females.

Methods The translated questionnaires were administered to Japanese living in Japan (84 males, 139 females) and also to 68 Japanese males living in Australia. The results were compared with 72 Australian males using the English version and also with previous results using Australian females.

Results Alpha levels from the two questionnaires ranged 0.70 to 0.87. Japanese groups showed significant (p < 0.05) differences in the scores obtained from the BAQ compared to Australian males. The inter-subscale correlations for the BAQ were comparable regardless of ethnicity. Both questionnaires also correlated with the 26-item Eating Attitudes Test scores (p < 0.01).

Discussion The current study suggests that both BAQ and ABS are adequate for use in Japanese males and females to assess their body attitudes.

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ID Code: 12750
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Body attitudes, the BAQ, the ABS, Japanese, Australian
DOI: 10.1016/j.eatbeh.2006.11.002
ISSN: 1471-0153
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > HUMAN MOVEMENT AND SPORTS SCIENCE (110600)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 Elsevier
Copyright Statement: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Deposited On: 15 May 2008
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:37

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