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Title: Adaptation and psychometric properties of the Greek version of the body image quality of life inventory (BIQLI) in a college sample
Other Titles: Adaptation and validation of the BIQLI
Authors: Apostolidou, Eftychia
Keywords: BIQLI
Body image
Student college
Psychometric analysis
Issue Date: 2012
Abstract: Aim: The current study was conducted to assess the psychometric reliability and validity of the Greek version of the Body Image Quality of Life Inventory (BIQLI) among college students. Methods: The Greek college sample of men and women (n=158; F/M: 115/43; mean age: 24.3±6.3) was recruited through classes and an online survey. The self-completed anonymous battery of questionnaires included a general questionnaire and the following scales: Eating Attitudes Test 26 (EAT-26), Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale (RSES), Beck Depression Inventory (BDI), Multidimensional Body-Self Relations Questionnaire (MBSRQ) and BIQLI. Participants were invited for a second administration of the MBSRQ and BIQLI after a 2-week interval. Results: The BIQLI was found to be internally consistent for both assessments (Cronbach's alpha =.95) and with good 2-week test-retest reliability (t(80) = -.72, p = .48.). It converged significantly with other measures of body image evaluation (Appearance Evaluation (AE), r = .69, p < .0, and Body Areas Dissatisfaction (BAS), r = .59, p < .01). A significantly more positive body image quality of life was reported by women with lower Body Mass Index (BMI), F(2, 142) = 6.66, p = .002, and higher scores on BIQLI were associated with lower depressive symptomatology for both genders (r = - .47, p = .002 for males and r = - .55, p < .001 for females) and higher self-esteem and less eating disturbance in females (RES: r = .61, p < .001, EAT-26: r = - .25, p = .010). BIQLI was assessed as a unidimensional measure in the total sample. Conclusion: Results from this study suggest that the current adaptation of the BIQLI in Greek has good reliability and construct validity properties. Implications of findings and directions for further validation of the BIQLI in Greek are discussed.
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