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Keywords:

  • Sociocultural Attitudes Towards Appearance Questionnaire (SATAQ-3);
  • media pressure;
  • thin-ideal internalization;
  • Spanish translation;
  • psychometric equivalence

Objective

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.

Method

638 female college students from Spain and the United States completed the SATAQ-3 in Spanish and English, respectively.

Results

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.

Conclusions

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.