body discrepancy

body discrepancy

a person's perceived discrepancy between their actual and ideal body size.
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With the exception of an actual-ideal body discrepancy measure, all measures used a 7-point Likert-type scale.
However, Sohn (2009) found that television social comparison was found to actually decrease the actual-ideal body discrepancy among men and thus actually increased their body satisfaction.
The variable actual-ideal body discrepancy was computed by subtracting ideal body size from current body size.
The current-ideal female body discrepancy score, which was a significant predictor of SPA in the final model, has been used widely as a measure of body size/shape satisfaction or as a cognitive body image construct (i.