VISTAS Multicultural Issues in Counseling

VISTAS Online is an innovative publication produced for ACA by Dr. Garry R. Walz and Dr. Jeanne C. Bleuer of Counseling Outfitters, LLC. Its purpose is to provide a means of capturing the ideas, information and experiences generated by the annual ACA Conference and selected ACA Division Conferences. Papers on a program or practice that has been validated through research or experience may also be submitted. This digital collection of peer-reviewed articles is authored by counselors, for counselors. VISTAS Online contains the full text of over 900 proprietary counseling articles published from 2004 to 2017.

Assessment of Body Image, Appearance Management, and Psychosocial Functioning Among Hispanic Collegiate Females

Ashlea R. Worrell and Cindy M. Trevino


The majority of our scientific knowledge about the relationship between body image, body weight, eating issues, and physical appearance has mainly focused on Anglo-American female populations and on the clinical extremes of Anorexia and Bulimia Nervosa. The purpose of my research was to examine the usefulness of the Multidimensional Body Self-Relations Questionnaire (MBSRQ, Brown, Cash, Mikulka, 1990) and the Appearance Schemas Inventory-Revised (ASI-R, Cash, Melnyk, & Hrabosky, 2003) with Hispanic/Latina collegiate women on the issues of body image, appearance, psychosocial functioning, and eating issues. Both instruments were administered to undergraduate, Latina women. Subscales and overall means for both the MBSRQ and ASI-R obtained from the present sample differed significantly from the published norms for Anglo and African American women.

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