ERIC Number: EJ688423
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Mar-1
Measuring Perceived Benefits and Perceived Barriers for Physical Activity
Brown, Seth A.
American Journal of Health Behavior, v29 n2 p107-116 Mar 2005
Objectives: To evaluate the psychometric properties and relationship to physical activity levels of the Exercise Benefits/Barriers Scale (EBBS) among college students. Methods: A total of 398 college students completed the EBBS and a measure of self-efficacy, the Physical Exercise Self-Efficacy Scale. In addition, a subsample of 275 students also completed a semistructured interview on physical activity, the Seven-day Physical Activity Recall. Results: Psychometric properties were acceptable, but only benefits significantly accounted for variance in physical activity levels. Conclusions: Surprisingly, the factorial structure differed from the test developers'.
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Psychometrics, College Students, Self Efficacy, Exercise, Physical Activity Level, Test Validity, Student Attitudes
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
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