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Body Image Assessments: BICSI

The Body Image Coping Strategies Inventory is an empirically validated assessment of the cognitive and behavioral activities that persons use to manage or cope with threats or challenges to their body image.  This 36-item measure consists of three internally consistent scales derived via principal components analysis:  (1) Avoidance, (2) Appearance Fixing, and (3) Positive Rational Acceptance.  These three body-image coping scales show good convergent validity, including relationships with other pertinent body-image measures as well as measures of psychosocial functioning (e.g., self-esteem, social support, and eating attitudes).

The BICSI is a measure for use with adults, both women and men, who 18 years old and older.

The BICSI and its brief manual are available for a nominal fee. Purchasers are permitted limited duplication of the questionnaires for research or clinical purposes. Conditions of use are as follows:

  • Period of use is limited to two (2) years.
  • Duplication of copies exceeding 1000 requires the author's written permission.
  • Distribution for use by others is prohibited.
  • Modification of the questionnaire items is prohibited. 
  • Use in online surveys is acceptable if the survey is posted on a restricted site (i.e., not posted on an open website).
  • Any commercial use of the materials, other than use in academic research or clinical practice, is prohibited.
  • Any document (i.e., technical report, thesis, dissertation, or published article) resulting from use of the assessment must include its proper citation.

If you wish to order and print the BICSI and the MANUAL, and you agree to the above terms, CLICK the following link and provide the necessary information as requested.

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