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ERIC Number: EJ832241
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1087-3244
Psychometric Properties of the Commitment to Physical Activity Scale
DeBate, Rita DiGioacchino; Huberty, Jennifer; Pettee, Kelley
American Journal of Health Behavior, v33 n4 p425-434 2009
Objective: To assess psychometric properties of the Commitment to Physical Activity Scale (CPAS). Methods: Girls in third to fifth grades (n = 932) completed the CPAS before and after a physical activity intervention. Psychometric measures included internal consistency, factor analysis, and concurrent validity. Results: Three CPAS factors emerged: values, attitudes, and motivation, with reliability coefficients ranging from 0.429 to 0.821. Significant correlations existed between subscales and physical activity frequency. Conclusions: The CPAS was reliable and valid and in a sample of third-to fifth-grade girls. Findings support using the CPAS for measuring overall commitment to physical activity in girls.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Grade 3; Grade 4; Grade 5
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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