This research has been possible thanks to the support of Universidad del País Vasco to Enrique Llorente and Lourdes Pérez de Eulate (EHU10/54).
A Spanish Version of the Sociocultural Attitudes Towards Appearance Questionnaire-3 (SATAQ-3): Translation and Psychometric Evaluation
Article first published online: 10 JAN 2013
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Journal of Clinical Psychology
Volume 69, Issue 3, pages 240–251, March 2013
How to Cite
Llorente, E., Warren, C. S., de Eulate, L. P. and Gleaves, D. H. (2013), A Spanish Version of the Sociocultural Attitudes Towards Appearance Questionnaire-3 (SATAQ-3): Translation and Psychometric Evaluation. J. Clin. Psychol., 69: 240–251. doi: 10.1002/jclp.21944
- Issue published online: 5 FEB 2013
- Article first published online: 10 JAN 2013
- Sociocultural Attitudes Towards Appearance Questionnaire (SATAQ-3);
- media pressure;
- thin-ideal internalization;
- Spanish translation;
- psychometric equivalence
The goal of this study was to translate the Sociocultural Attitudes Towards Appearance Questionnaire-3 (SATAQ-3; Thompson, van den Berg, Roehrig, Guarda, & Heinberg, 2004) into Spanish and psychometrically evaluate the comparability of the Spanish translation to the original English version.
638 female college students from Spain and the United States completed the SATAQ-3 in Spanish and English, respectively.
Internal consistency was high in both languages. Tests of factor equivalence suggested that the four pre-established factors of the SATAQ-3 (i.e., knowledge, perceived pressure, thin-ideal internalization, athletic-ideal internalization) were relatively similar between the two groups. Differences that emerged between groups (on items 6 and 20) were in the expected direction and appeared to be influenced by reverse-scoring or item wording.
Results support the psychometric properties of this Spanish translation of the SATAQ-3 and support its use to measure endorsement of Western values and ideals of appearance in adult women.