The Body Awareness Questionnaire: Reliability and Validity

Stephanie A. Shields, Mary E. Mallory, Angela Simon

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Nonns and reliability and validity data are presented for an objectively scored Body Awareness Questionnaire (BAQ), which is suitable for use with college students and nonstudent adults. The BAQ is an 18-item scale designed to assess self-reported attentiveness to normal nonemotive body processes, specifically, sensitivity to body cycles and rhythms, ability to detect small changes in normal functioning, and ability to anticipate bodily reactions. Research applications, including investigation of sex-reiated differences in body awareness and its correlates, are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)802-815
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Personality Assessment
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1989

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis


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