Psychometric Properties of the Commitment to Physical Activity Scale
Authors: DeBate, Rita DiGioacchino; Huberty, Jennifer; Pettee, Kelley
Source: American Journal of Health Behavior, Volume 33, Number 4, July 2009 , pp. 425-434(10)
Publisher: PNG Publications
Abstract:Objective : To assess psychometric properties of the Commitment to Physical Activity Scale (CPAS).
Methods : Girls in third to fifth grades (n 932) completed the CPAS before and after a physical activity intervention. Psychometric measures included internal consistency, factor analysis, and concurrent validity.
Results : Three CPAS factors emerged: values, attitudes, and motivation, with reliability coefficients ranging from .429 to .821. Significant correlations existed between subscales and physical activity frequency.
Conclusions : The CPAS was reliable and valid and in a sample of third-to fifth-grade girls. Findings support using the CPAS for measuring overall commitment to physical activity in girls.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: 1 Associate Professor, Department of Community & Family Health, College of Public Health, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL.
Publication date: July 1, 2009
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