Reliability assessment of the somatomorphic matrix
Article first published online: 15 APR 2004
Copyright © 2004 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
International Journal of Eating Disorders
Special Issue: Featuring Abstracts from the 2004 International Conference on Eating Disorders
Volume 35, Issue 4, pages 597–600, May 2004
How to Cite
Cafri, G., Roehrig, M. and Thompson, J. K. (2004), Reliability assessment of the somatomorphic matrix. Int. J. Eat. Disord., 35: 597–600. doi: 10.1002/eat.10270
- Issue published online: 15 APR 2004
- Article first published online: 15 APR 2004
- Manuscript Accepted: 30 MAR 2003
- reliability assessment;
- somatomorphic matrix;
The appearance of muscularity is an emerging topic of research interest within the body image field. However, the most widely used measure to assess attitudes toward muscularity, the somatomorphic matrix, lacks pertinent reliability data.
In response to this dearth of information, the current study assessed the test-retest reliability of this measure in samples of men and women.
Surprisingly, the somatomorphic matrix demonstrated inadequate reliability for the majority of assessed rating protocols.
The implications of this finding on assessment of the muscularity construct are discussed. © 2004 by Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Int J Eat Disord 35: 597–600, 2004.