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Table 3 Spearman’s correlation and Cohen’s simple corresponding to the test-retest reliability of the Body Shape Scale to assess current, desired and ideal body size of participants

From: Development and validation of the body shape scale (BOSHAS) for assessing body shape perception in African populations

  Ρ Κ
Male scale
 CBS/CBS’ (n = 102) 0.52*** 0.49
 DBS/DBS’ (n = 103) 0.40*** 0.37
 IBS/IBS’ (n = 106) 0.79*** 0.84
Female scale
 CBS/CBS’ (n = 99) 0.77*** 0.79
 DBS/DBS’ (n = 105) 0.24*** 0.28
 IBS/IBS’ (n = 106) 0.71*** 0.80
  1. CBS Current Body Shape, DBS Desired Body Shape, IBS Ideal Body Shape
  2. CBS’ Current Body Shape, DBS’ Desired Body Shape, IBS’ Ideal Body Shape: for partner
  3. P values of Spearman’s correlations: * < 0.05; ** < 0.01, *** < 0.001