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ERIC Number: EJ1019555
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Dec
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0734-2829
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).
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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