Body concept: Conceptualization and review of paper and pencil measures
Reviews various attempts to define and measure body self-concept. The relationship between body and general self-concept was examined, and a breakdown of the body self-concept for purposes of measurement was proposed. Psychometric qualities of paper-and-pencil measures of body self-concept are considered, and recommendations regarding design of future instruments of this type are made. The authors suggest that when studying general self-concept, one should be alert to the fact that body self-concept is a separate, distinct construct forming a unique and independent psychological dimension.
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Mayer, J. D. & Eisenberg, M. (1982). Body concept: Conceptualization and review of paper and pencil measures. Rehabilitation Psychology, 27, 97-106.