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Turkish version of the Body Image Quality of Life Inventory (BIQLI): a validity and reliability study

Alpha Psychiatry 2015; 16: Supplement S82-S90
DOI: 10.5455/apd.180135
Read: 265 Downloads: 110 Published: 01 February 2015

Objective: Body image is a multidimensional structure that not only limited with person’s physical appearance but also contains person’s attitudes towards one’s body and self-perception. The Body Image Quality of Life Inventory (BIQLI) was developed to measure the quantities the effects of one’s body image on various self-experience and life contexts. In this study, it is aimed to examine the validity and reliability of the Turkish version of BIQLI and to evaluate the psychometric properties. Methods: After obtaining the necessary permissions, Turkish language and cultural appropriateness of the inventory has been studied firstly. Research was conducted with 275 volunteers who attend a university college education female student in Ankara. The Social Appearance Anxiety Scale (SAAS) was used for the criterion validity. In order to determine the construct validity of Body Image Quality of Life Inventory (BIQLI), factor analysis was conducted. Results: Factor analysis yielded four factors: effect on the self-value, effect on daily life, and effect on interaction with opposite sex, effect on behavior/attitude. The Cronbach’s alpha for the BIQLI was 0.89. The computed test re-test reliability coefficient for the BIQLI was 0.92. It was found a correlation which was strong negative and significant (r=-0.62) between BIQLI and SAAS. Discussion: The Turkish version of BIQLI (BIYNEO) is an inventory which has sufficient reliability and validity for use in Turkish society. [Anadolu Psikiyatri Derg 2015; 16(0.100): 82-90]

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