Alternate Forms of Health Attitude Scale

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Objectives: To develop valid and reliable alternate forms to measure college students' attitudes toward health. Methods: Final scale, composed of 2 different but equivalent 15-item forms, was administered to 2 sets of college students. The mixed format of 30 items was administered to one sample of college students whereas a pre-post format was administered to another set of students. Results: Item analysis showed adequate internal consistency of each subscale for both forms. Equivalent form reliability coefficients were .91 and .88. Factor analyses confirmed the 3 underlying constructs of the scale. Conclusions: Statistical analyses demonstrated the comparability of the alternate forms.

Keywords: alternate forms; health attitude; reliability; scale; validity

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: 1: Department of Applied Health Science, School of Education, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN. 2: Department of Instructional Systems Technology, School of Education, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.

Publication date: March 1, 2004

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  • The American Journal of Health Behavior seeks to improve the quality of life through multidisciplinary health efforts in fostering a better understanding of the multidimensional nature of both individuals and social systems as they relate to health behaviors.

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