Scale Development: Perceived Barriers to Public Use of School Recreational Facilities
Source: American Journal of Health Behavior, Volume 36, Number 3, May 2012 , pp. 311-318(8)
Publisher: PNG Publications
Abstract:Objectives: To test an original scale assessing perceived barriers among school administrators to allowing community use of school recreational facilities outside of regular school hours. Methods: Exploratory factor analysis (EFA) and confirmatory factor analysis (CFA). Results: Using EFA and CFA, we found that a model including factors of legal/security, resources, and social support demonstrated the best relative fit for our data. Conclusions: The Perceived Barriers to Community Use (PBCU) Scale is psychometrically sound and provides a framework to guide the design of future research and discussion of perceived barriers that school administrators have about opening their school recreational facilities outside of regular school hours.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: 1: Associate Professor, College of Health and Human Performance, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA. firstname.lastname@example.org 2: Associate Professor, College of Health and Human Performance, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA
Publication date: May 1, 2012
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