Body Image Quality of Life Inventory: cross-national study in college students from four different countries

dc.contributor.authorda Silva, Wanderson Roberto [UNESP]
dc.contributor.authorPimenta, Filipa
dc.contributor.authorZaffaroni, Lucia
dc.contributor.authorCastelnuovo, Gianluca
dc.contributor.authorPietrabissa, Giada
dc.contributor.authorMarôco, João
dc.contributor.authorMaloa, Benvindo Felismino Samuel
dc.contributor.authorCampos, Juliana Alvares Duarte Bonini [UNESP]
dc.contributor.institutionUniversidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp)
dc.contributor.institutionSocial and Life Sciences (ISPA)
dc.contributor.institutionCatholic University of Milan
dc.contributor.institutionPsychology Research Laboratory
dc.contributor.institutionPedagogical University of Mozambique
dc.date.accessioned2019-10-06T16:37:45Z
dc.date.available2019-10-06T16:37:45Z
dc.date.issued2019-01-01
dc.description.abstractPurpose: This study was aimed to examine the psychometric proprieties of the Body Image Quality of Life Inventory (BIQLI) among Brazilian, Portuguese, Mozambican, and Italian college students. Methods: A total of 1630 subjects (Brazilians = 446; Portuguese = 480, Mozambicans = 360, and Italians = 344) completed the Portuguese (Brazilian, Portuguese, and Mozambican students) and the Italian versions (Italian students) of the BIQLI for measuring the effects of body image on one’s quality of life. Psychometric testing included confirmatory factor analysis (CFA), discriminant and convergent validity, internal consistency, and composite reliability. The cross-national invariance of the BIQLI was assessed by multi-group analysis using ΔCFI. Moreover, the global score of the BIQLI for all countries was calculated by an algorithm and compared using the Welch’s ANOVA and the Games–Howell post-test (α = 5%). Results: CFA showed an inadequate fit of unifactorial model of the BIQLI. Therefore, an alternative model comprising nine first-order factors and one second-order factor was proposed and evaluated. This new model showed adequate fit in all samples, despite some limitations that were found with respect to its convergent and discriminant validity. The alternative BIQLI model was invariant among countries. Global scores for the influence of body image on quality of life were significantly different across countries, with the Italians presenting the lowest scores. Conclusions: The BIQLI factorial model found in this study represents a reliable and valid alternative to its original structure for the assessment of the effect of body image on college students’ perceived quality of life. This model must be further tested in other populations. Level of evidence: Level V, cross-sectional descriptive study.en
dc.description.affiliationDepartment of Food and Nutrition School of Pharmaceutical Science São Paulo State University (UNESP)
dc.description.affiliationWilliam James Center for Research (WJCR) University Institute of Psychological Social and Life Sciences (ISPA)
dc.description.affiliationDepartment of Psychology Catholic University of Milan
dc.description.affiliationIstituto Auxologico Italiano IRCCS Psychology Research Laboratory
dc.description.affiliationDepartment of Psychology College of Educational Sciences Pedagogical University of Mozambique
dc.description.affiliationDepartment of Food and Nutrition School of Pharmaceutical Science São Paulo State University (UNESP), Rodovia Araraquara-Jaú, km 01, Campos Ville
dc.description.affiliationUnespDepartment of Food and Nutrition School of Pharmaceutical Science São Paulo State University (UNESP)
dc.description.affiliationUnespDepartment of Food and Nutrition School of Pharmaceutical Science São Paulo State University (UNESP), Rodovia Araraquara-Jaú, km 01, Campos Ville
dc.identifierhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s40519-019-00732-6
dc.identifier.citationEating and Weight Disorders.
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s40519-019-00732-6
dc.identifier.issn1590-1262
dc.identifier.issn1124-4909
dc.identifier.scopus2-s2.0-85068155517
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11449/189347
dc.language.isoeng
dc.relation.ispartofEating and Weight Disorders
dc.rights.accessRightsAcesso aberto
dc.sourceScopus
dc.subjectBody image
dc.subjectCollege students
dc.subjectCross-national
dc.subjectQuality of life
dc.subjectValidation
dc.titleBody Image Quality of Life Inventory: cross-national study in college students from four different countriesen
dc.typeArtigo
unesp.author.orcid0000-0001-7123-5585[8]

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