Body Image Avoidance Questionnaire (MISSING)

Title: Body Image Avoidance Questionnaire (MISSING)
Author: Janet A. Lydecker
Year: 1991
Description: The Body Image Avoidance Questionnaire (BIAQ) is a 19-item instrument designed to measure behavioral tendencies that often accompany body-image disturbance. In particular, the questionnaire deals with avoidance of situations that provoke concern about physical appearance, such as avoidance of physical intimacy, social outings, and tight-fitting clothes. Since these avoidance behaviors are common in persons with body dissatisfaction and since there are no measures of this component of the problem, the authors interviewed 40 randomly selected female residents of a university dormitory and categorized commonly reported complaints of behavioral changes associated with negative body image into the items of this questionnaire. The measure is viewed as useful for targeting changes in avoidance of these situations as a result of treatment.
Age Range: Adults
Administration: Individual
  • 1 copy of the article
  • 1 copy of the measures of body image dimensions
  • 1 copy of the crucial considerations in the assessment of body image
Publisher: Yale School Of Medicine
Qualification Level: Level A or 3
Test Category: Personality
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