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ERIC Number: EJ834033
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jan
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-1091-367X
Further Refinements in the Measurement of Exercise Imagery: The Exercise Imagery Inventory
Giacobbi, Peter R., Jr.; Hausenblas, Heather A.; Penfield, Randall D.
Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science, v9 n4 p251-266 Jan 2005
The factorial and construct validity of the Exercise Imagery Inventory (EII) were assessed with 3 separate samples of participants. In Phase 1, a 41-item measure was administered to 504 undergraduate students. Exploratory factor analysis supported a 4-factor model that explained 65% of the variance. In Phase 2, a 19-item measure was administered to a sample of 509 individuals to assess 4- and 5-factor models. During Phase 3, 724 participants completed the EII, the Leisure Time Exercise Questionnaire (Godin & Shephard, 1985), and the Barriers Self-Efficacy Scale (McAuley, 1992) to further test the factor structure of the EII and correlations with exercise-related constructs. Our results supported a 4-factor model to explain the latent structure of the 19-item scale. The 4 exercise imagery factors were labeled Appearance- Health imagery, Exercise Technique, Exercise Self-efficacy, and Exercise Feelings. The EII subscales were positively correlated with exercise behavior and exercise self-efficacy. (Contains 6 tables and 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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