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Development and validation of the Body, Eating, and Exercise Comparison Orientation Measure (BEECOM) among college women.
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PMID:  22902098     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
We constructed and validated a measure of comparison dimensions associated with eating pathology, namely, the Body, Eating, and Exercise Comparison Orientation Measure (BEECOM). Participants were 441 undergraduate women. In Study 1, items were generated and refined via exploratory factor analysis, yielding three interpretable factors (i.e., Body, Eating, and Exercise Comparison Orientation). Confirmatory factor analysis was then used to confirm the three-factor structure of the BEECOM and to investigate the potential presence of a higher-order factor. Given that the lower-order factors loaded strongly onto a higher-order factor, it is appropriate to use a total BEECOM score, in addition to subscale scores. Further, the BEECOM's scores yielded evidence of internal consistency and construct validity in this sample. Study 2 demonstrated two-week test-retest reliability of the BEECOM among college women. Overall, the BEECOM demonstrated good psychometric properties and may be useful for more comprehensively assessing eating disorder-related social comparison behavior.
Ellen E Fitzsimmons-Craft; Anna M Bardone-Cone; Megan B Harney
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-8-16
Journal Detail:
Title:  Body image     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1873-6807     ISO Abbreviation:  Body Image     Publication Date:  2012 Aug 
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Created Date:  2012-8-20     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101222431     Medline TA:  Body Image     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Department of Psychology, CB#3270-Davie Hall, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, United States.
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