Reliability and validity of a Chinese version of the State Feelings of Fat Scale

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Weizhuo Yuan
Yuan Jiang
Xuan Zhou
Qiuying Lin
Chunchun Chen
Yuxi Lu
Yinji Pu
Junxiao Gui
Cite this article:  Yuan, W., Jiang, Y., Zhou, X., Lin, Q., Chen, C., Lu, Y., Pu, Y., & Gui, J. (2022). Reliability and validity of a Chinese version of the State Feelings of Fat Scale. Social Behavior and Personality: An international journal, 50(11), e12007.


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In this study the State Feelings of Fat Scale (SFF) was translated into Chinese, and its reliability and validity were tested with a sample of 539 Chinese female undergraduates. Participants completed the Chinese version of the SFF Scale, the Eating Disorder Examination Questionnaire, the Social Physique Anxiety Scale, the General Physical Self-Worth Scale, and the attraction body subscale of the Physical Self-Perception Profile. These variables and body mass index were selected as criterion measurements. Two weeks later, 94 participants were recalled to respond to the SFF Scale again. The results of factor analysis supported the unidimensional structure model. Cronbach’s alpha coefficient was .87 and the test–retest reliability was .91. The total score for the SFF Scale exhibited a significant correlation with all the criteria. It can be concluded that the Chinese version of the SFF Scale has good reliability and validity and can be used in correlational studies.

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