The aim of this study is to adapt the Objectified Body Consciousness Scale (OBCS) to Turkish and to evaluate the psychometric qualities of the scale in a Turkish sample. With this aim, a series of scales were applied to 337 participants (171 women, 166 men). Explanatory and confirmatory factor analyzes were performed on OBCS data and the results revealed that the scale had a three-factor structure (body shame, control belief and body tracking) in accordance with the original. In order to test the discriminant and convergent validity, the relationships between the subscales of the OBCS and the various scales were examined. Analyzes indicated that both kinds of validity were at acceptable levels. Findings have revealed that reliability for body shame and control belief is particularly adequate, and consistent with literature findings.
Keywords: objectified body consciousness, self-objectification, body surveillance, body shame, validity, reliability