ERIC Number: EJ1019555
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Dec
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Psychometric Evaluation of the Social Problem-Solving Inventory-Revised among Overweight or Obese Adults
Wang, Jing; Matthews, Judith T.; Sereika, Susan M.; Chasens, Eileen R.; Ewing, Linda J.; Burke, Lora E.
Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, v31 n6 p585-590 Dec 2013
Problem solving is a key component of weight loss programs. The Social Problem Solving Inventory-Revised (SPSI-R) has not been evaluated in weight loss studies. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the psychometrics of the SPSI-R. Cronbach's a (0.95 for total score; 0.67-0.92 for subscales) confirmed internal consistency reliability. The SPSI-R score was significantly associated ("ps" < 0.05) with decreased eating barriers and binge eating, increased self-efficacy in following a cholesterol-lowering diet, consumption of fewer calories and fat grams, more frequent exercise, lower psychological distress, and higher mental quality of life; all suggesting concurrent validity with other instruments used in weight loss studies. However, confirmatory factor analysis of the hypothesized five-factor structure did not fit the data well (?[superscript 2] = 350, "p" < 0.001).
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Problem Solving, Adults, Obesity, Behavior Modification, Psychometrics, Barriers, Eating Habits, Self Efficacy, Dietetics, Physical Activity Level, Anxiety, Well Being, Test Reliability, Test Validity, Construct Validity, Factor Analysis, Factor Structure
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