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Psychometric evaluation of the Drive for Leanness Scale in a sample of Irish men.
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PMID:  23265397     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Smolak and Murnen (2008) developed and assessed the Drive for Leanness Scale (DLS), a measure of men and women's desire to have limited body fat and toned, healthy muscles. The psychometric properties of this scale were investigated using an online sample of Irish men (N=545). Confirmatory factor analyses suggested that a unidimensional factor structure adequately matched the observed data (i.e., fit indices suggested acceptable model fit). Analyses also showed that the DLS yielded reliable and convergent valid scores, suggesting that the scale holds promise as an indicant of the drive for leanness. Strengths and limitations associated with this study are discussed, including problems inherent in Internet research. Directions for future inquiry, such as the need for additional psychometric work, also are provided.
Travis A Ryan; Todd G Morrison
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-10-12
Journal Detail:
Title:  Eating behaviors     Volume:  14     ISSN:  1873-7358     ISO Abbreviation:  Eat Behav     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-25     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101090048     Medline TA:  Eat Behav     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  21-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
School of Psychology, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland. Electronic address:
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