Tripartite Influence Scale (TIS) applied to university students: validation study and application.

08:00 EDT 8th April 2019 | BioPortfolio

Summary of "Tripartite Influence Scale (TIS) applied to university students: validation study and application."

The Tripartite Influence Scale (TIS) is used to assess the influence of social and family factors on individuals' body image. However, little evidence has been presented on the validity of the TIS construct. The study aimed to estimate the psychometric indicators in TIS and identify the degree of influence of the media, parents, and peers on body image in university students, considering different characteristics. University students of both sexes participated. The psychometric indicators in TIS were assessed for each sex using confirmatory factor analysis. Mean scores were calculated for each TIS factor. Prevalence rates for degree of influence were presented. A multivariate regression model was built to verify the relationship between target characteristics and TIS factor scores. The sample included 791 university students (63.2% women) 18 to 40 years of age. TIS did not initially display a good fit to the samples and was therefore refined. After refinement, the scale showed adequate validity and reliability for women and men. Significant differences were observed in the mean scores between women and men, and in the prevalence rates the majority of the students were in the low category. Work, consumption of food supplements for body changes, age, body mass index, self-rated diet, and level of physical activity were significantly related to TIS factors. Women were generally more influenced than men by the media and peers. Characteristics identified as related to TIS can be relevant for inclusion in clinical and research protocols.


Journal Details

This article was published in the following journal.

Name: Cadernos de saude publica
ISSN: 1678-4464
Pages: e00179318


DeepDyve research library

PubMed Articles [29578 Associated PubMed Articles listed on BioPortfolio]

Grit is associated with lower level of depression and anxiety among university students in Chiang Mai, Thailand: A cross-sectional study.

Depression and anxiety symptoms are prevalent among university students in both developed and developing settings. Recently, grit, defined as perseverance and passion for long-term goals, has emerged ...

Rasch Analysis of the Revised Two-Factor Study Process Questionnaire: A Validation Study.

The Revised Two-Factor Study Process Questionnaire (R-SPQ-2F) was developed in 1998 using the true score theory to measure students' deep approaches (DA) and surface approaches (SA) to learning. Using...

Thinking styles and self-determination among university students who are deaf or hard of hearing and hearing university students.

This study explores how students' thinking styles are related to their self-determination. The Thinking Styles Inventory-Revised II and the American Institutes for Research (AIR) Self-Determination Sc...

Socially Responsible Leadership: A study with nursing and medical students in Turkey.

This study determined the levels of Socially Responsible Leadership of students studying in the nursing and medical faculties of a public university as well as the influencing variables. The sample of...

The impact of past trauma on psychological distress among Chinese students: The roles of cognitive distortion and alexithymia.

Past traumatic events are distressing experiences which can result in the emergence of posttraumatic stress disorders (PTSD) and other psychological symptoms among university students. However, little...

Clinical Trials [9109 Associated Clinical Trials listed on BioPortfolio]

The Effect of Energy Drink Consumption on Alcohol-Substance Use and It's Relationship With Impulsivity In University Students

The objective of this study is to investigate the prevalence of energy drink, alcohol and substance use among university students; to explore whether there is a relationship between energy...

Experience and Health Impact of University Students Accessing a Digital Nutrition, Fitness and Mindfulness Platform

Dietary choices, quality of life and stress will be evaluated in a sample of 100 undergraduate students who are in their first year of university. Students will be randomized into the foll...

Efficacy and Effectiveness of a Self-applied Online Program to Promote Resilience and Coping Skills in College Students

This study aims to evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of this intervention protocol applied to three populations of Spanish-speaking university students (Spain, Argentina and Mexico...

A Comparative Study Between Simulation-based and Problem-based Learning in Difficult Airway Management Workshop

Abstract Background and Goal of study Teaching and learning in airway management are essential in anesthetic field. Though simulation-based and problem-based learning are sophisticated lea...

Interactive Computer-based Intervention and Safe Sex Practice in University Students

The primary objective is to evaluate the efficacy of an Interactive Computer-based Intervention to enhance safe sex practice among female university students. Based on Health Belief Model,...

Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions

Hospitals maintained by a university for the teaching of medical students, postgraduate training programs, and clinical research.

Preventive health services provided for students. It excludes college or university students.

Health services for college and university students usually provided by the educational institution.

Small-scale tests of methods and procedures to be used on a larger scale if the pilot study demonstrates that these methods and procedures can work.

The study of muscles and the movement of the human body. In holistic medicine it is the balance of movement and the interaction of a person's energy systems. Applied kinesiology is the name given by its inventor, Dr. George Goodheart, to the system of applying muscle testing diagnostically and therapeutically to different aspects of health care. (Thorsons Introductory Guide to Kinesiology, 1992, p13)

Quick Search


DeepDyve research library

Relevant Topics

Women's Health
Women's Health - key topics include breast cancer, pregnancy, menopause, stroke Follow and track Women's Health News on BioPortfolio: Women's Health News RSS Women'...

Food is any substance consumed to provide nutritional support for the body. It is usually of plant or animal origin, and contains essential nutrients, such as carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, or minerals. The substance is ingested by an organism ...

Searches Linking to this Article