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Psychometric Properties of the Commitment to Physical Activity Scale

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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.

Keywords: physical activity; preadolescent and adolescent females; psychosocial health

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.5993/AJHB.33.4.8

Affiliations: 1 Associate Professor, Department of Community & Family Health, College of Public Health, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL.

Publication date: 2009-07-01

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