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Table 1 Descriptive statistics for BAS-2 10 items (N = 386)

From: Body Appreciation Scale (BAS-2): measurement invariance across genders and item response theory examination

  Overall Men Women
M SD Skewness Kurtosis M M
1. I respect my body 3.53 .94  − .32  − .19 3.52 3.55
2. I feel good about my body 3.04 .99  − .13  − .38 3.12 2.95
3. I feel that my body has at least some good qualities 3.60 1.02  − .43  − .30 3.65 3.54
4. I take a positive attitude toward my body 3.21 1.06  − .18  − .54 3.30 3.09
5. I am attentive to my body’s needs 3.41 .95  − .18  − .33 3.44 3.38
6. I feel love for my body 2.93 1.13 .03  − .72 3.05 2.78
7. I appreciate the different and unique characteristics of my body 3.07 1.12  − .07  − .73 3.14 2.98
8. My behaviour reveals my positive attitude toward my body 3.02 1.09  − .01  − .68 3.13 2.89
9. I am comfortable in my body 3.18 1.13  − .23  − .70 3.33 2.99
10. I feel like I am beautiful even if I am different from media images of attractive people 3.05 1.20  − .06  − .85 3.13 2.95
  1. M = mean; SD = Standard Deviation; Min = Minimum; Max = Maximum
  2. * = Statistically significant p < .05. Partial invariance achieved by freeing factor loadings 2, 8 and 9, and intercept 2 and 9