Social Comparison through Physical Appearance Scale (SCPAS)
Escala de Comparação Social através da Aparência FísicaPortuguese Version
Ferreira, Pinto-Gouveia, & Duarte (2011)General Description
Social Comparison through Physical Appearance Scale (SCPAS). This scale was based on the original Social Comparison Rating Scale (SCRS; Allan & Gilbert, 1995) and assesses the subjective perception of women’s attractiveness, social ranking and group fit, according to the way one compares herself with others, using physical appearance as a reference. The participants are instructed to select a number, using a Likert scale ranging from 1 to 10, which best translates the way they feel in relation to other people [e.g., ‘When I physically compare myself with friends, colleagues and other known girls (proximal targets – Part A: Peers) /models, actresses or celebrities (distal targets – Part B: Models), I feel . . . Inferior/Superior, Left out/Accepted, Devalued/Valued’]. Higher scores represent more favourable comparisons. The SCPAS presents a high internal reliability (.94 in Part A: Peers, and .96 in Part B: Models).
Ferreira, C., Pinto-Gouveia, J., & Duarte, C. (2013). Physical appearance as a measure of social ranking: The role of a new scale to understand the relationship between weight and dieting Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, 55-66. doi:10.1002/cpp.769 http://hdl.handle.net/10316/46769
Ferreira, C., Pinto-Gouveia, J., & Duarte, C. (2011). Desenvolvimento de uma Escala de Comparação Social através da Aparência Física: Estudo exploratório da estrutura factorial e das propriedades psicométricas numa amostra feminina da população geral. Psychologica, 54, 309-330. doi:10.14195/1647-8606_54_12
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