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Scale Development: Perceived Barriers to Public Use of School Recreational Facilities

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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.

Keywords: BARRIERS; COMMUNITY USE; RECREATIONAL FACILITIES; SCALE; SCHOOL

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.5993/AJHB.36.3.3

Affiliations: 1: Associate Professor, College of Health and Human Performance, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA. spengler@hhp.ufl.edu 2: Associate Professor, College of Health and Human Performance, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA

Publication date: 2012-05-01

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