ERIC Number: EJ785403
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Reference Count: 0
Measurement of Perceived School Climate for Active Travel in Children
Evenson, Kelly R.; Motl, Robert W.; Birnbaum, Amanda S.; Ward, Dianne S.
American Journal of Health Behavior, v31 n1 p86-97 Jan-Feb 2007
Objectives: To describe the development of an original scale that measures perceived school climate for active travel in fourth- and fifth-grade girls and boys. Methods: The data were analyzed using confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) to provide evidence of factorial validity, factorial invariance, and construct validity. Results: The CFA supported the fit of a 3-factor (encouragement, praise, and importance) correlated model for the school climate for active travel measure. This hierarchical model was invariant between sex and across a 7-month time period, and initial evidence for construct validity was provided. Conclusions: School climate for active travel is a measurable construct, and preliminary evidence suggests relationships with more support for active travel from friends and family.
Descriptors: Travel, Construct Validity, Factor Structure, Factor Analysis, Grade 4, Grade 5, Educational Environment
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education
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