Reliability and validity of the Psychosocial Risk Factors Questionnaire (PRFQ)
The Psychosocial Risk Factors Questionnaire (PRFQ) was developed to measure perceived attractiveness, concern about physical appearance, and social pressure for thinness. These variables have been identified as correlates of eating disorder symptoms. The PRFQ has four subscales: Social Pressure for Thinness, Media Pressure for Thinness, Concern for Physical Appearance, and Perception of Physical Appearance. This study assessed its reliability and validity. Seventy-two women enrolled in undergraduate psychology courses completed the PRFQ and measures selected to assess the concurrent validity of its four subscales. Its test-retest reliability was tested in a subsample of 60 women. Support was found for the test-retest reliability, internal consistency and construct validity of all four subscales. © 2000, Editrice Kurtis.
Eating disorders, Measurement, Media pressure, Physical attractiveness, Risk factors
Whisenhunt, B. L., Donald A. Williamson, R. G. Netemeyer, and L. G. Womble. "Reliability and validity of the psychosocial risk factors questionnaire (PRFQ)." Eating and Weight Disorders-Studies on Anorexia, Bulimia and Obesity 5, no. 1 (2000): 1-6.
Eating and Weight Disorders