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ERIC Number: EJ821265
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1090-1981
A Validation and Reliability Study of the Physical Activity and Healthy Food Efficacy Scale for Children (PAHFE)
Perry, Christina M.; De Ayala, R. J.; Lebow, Ryan; Hayden, Emily
Health Education & Behavior, v35 n3 p346-360 2008
The purpose of this study was to obtain validity evidence for the Physical Activity and Healthy Food Efficacy Scale for Children (PAHFE). Construct validity evidence identifies four subscales: Goal-Setting for Physical Activity, Goal-Setting for Healthy Food Choices, Decision-Making for Physical Activity, and Decision-Making for Healthy Food Choices. The scores on each of these subscales show a moderate to high degree of internal consistency (0.59 [less than or equal to] [alpha] [less than or equal to] 0.87). The Decision-Making for Healthy Food Choice subscale and the Decision-Making for Physical Activity subscale scores show significant convergent validity evidence. These results provide support for using this self-efficacy scale to measure children's perceived confidence to make decisions about healthy eating and physical activity. The PAHFE may be considered to be a useful predictor of both physical activity and eating behaviors.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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