The Sociociultural Attitudes Towards Appearance Questionnaire-3: A confirmatory factor analysis.
Markland, D.; Oliver, E.J.
The Sociocultural Attitudes Towards Appearance Questionnaire-3 measures awareness and endorsement of societal appearance standards. The instrument has been subjected to exploratory factor analyses but to date no studies have reported a priori tests of its hypothesized factor structure using confirmatory factor analysis (CFA). The aim of the present study was to subject the SATAQ-3 to a CFA. Results from a non-clinical convenience sample of 369 women revealed an adequate fit of the model according to conventional criteria. However, detailed residual analysis indicated a significant lack of fit which was explainable by one mis-specified item and shared method variance due to similarities in item content. It was concluded that, with the removal of the mis-specified item, the degree of misfit was tolerable and the intended four-factor solution provides a satisfactory and parsimonious representation of the data.
Markland, D., & Oliver, E. (2008). The Sociociultural Attitudes Towards Appearance Questionnaire-3: A confirmatory factor analysis. Body Image, 5(1), 116-121. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bodyim.2007.10.001
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Deposit Date||Jan 14, 2014|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
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