The objective measurement of body image using a video technique: Reliability and validity studies

J. K. Collins*

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    Abstract

    A method for the objective measurement of the conscious aspects of body image is described with data on reliability and validity. Essentially it involved photographing subjects and scanning the photograph with a video‐camera. The subject adjusts a control which varies the images on the television monitor to give a representative continuum from endomorphy through mesomorphy to ectomorphy without distorting height. A permanent record of the accuracy of the judgement and of the judgement time is registered on a pen recorder as impulses from the control are relayed when the subject adjusts the control dial. Test‐retest reliability and validity are discussed using control and clinical subjects. 1986 The British Psychological Society

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)199-205
    Number of pages7
    JournalBritish Journal of Psychology
    Volume77
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1986

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