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Body Image Assessments: BIQ

The Body-Image Ideals Questionnaire (BIQ) uniquely measures evaluative body image from the perspective of Self-Discrepancy Theory. It assesses body-image satisfaction-dissatisfaction by measuring the degree of discrepancy of self-perceived and idealized physical attributes, while also considering the valence or importance of each of the physical ideals to the person. Self-ideal discrepancy and ideal importance are rated for 11 physical attributes (e.g., weight, facial features, muscle tone/definition, physical strength, overall appearance, etc.). Research has established the BIQ as an internally consistent and valid measure of evaluative body image. The BIQ is responsive to therapeutic body-image interventions. The BIQ and its 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.

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