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Body Image Assessments: BISS
The Body Image States Scale (BISS) is a six-item measure of individuals’ evaluation and affect about their physical appearance at a particular moment in time. The BISS is acceptably internally consistent. Evincing its convergent validity, the BISS is appropriately correlated with various trait measures of body image. It is sensitive to reactions in positive versus negative situational contexts. Sex differences reflect those expected from the literature. Construct validity has been confirmed by an experiment on differential reactivity to appearance-related information as a function of level of dysfunctional body-image investment. The BISS is a unique and much-needed measure with potential utility in both experimental research and clinical work.
Purchasers of the BISS receive the questionnaire and scoring instructions. Rather than receiving a manual, you are referred to the following published article for more psychometric details on the measure:
If you wish to order and print the BISS and the Scoring Instructions, and you agree to the above terms, CLICK the following link and provide the necessary information as requested. Conditions of use of the BISS are as follows: