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Gråstén, Arto; Watt, Anthony – Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science, 2016
The current article provides an important insight into measurement differences between two commonly used self-reports and accelerometer-determined moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA) scores within matched samples across 1 school year. Participants were 998 fifth- through eighth-grade students who completed self-reports and 76 fifth- and…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level, Questionnaires
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Tidén, Anna; Lundqvist, Carolina; Nyberg, Marie – Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science, 2015
This study presents the development process and initial validation of the NyTid test, a process-oriented movement assessment tool for compulsory school pupils. A sample of 1,260 (627 girls and 633 boys; mean age of 14.39) Swedish school children participated in the study. In the first step, exploratory factor analyses (EFAs) were performed in…
Descriptors: Test Construction, Test Validity, Psychomotor Skills, Student Evaluation
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Donovan, Corinne Baron; Mercier, Kevin; Phillips, Sharon R. – Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science, 2015
The Centers for Disease Control have suggested that physical education plays a role in promoting healthy lifestyles. Prior research suggests a link between attitudes toward physical education and physical activity outside school. The current study provides additional evidence of construct validity through a validation across two instruments…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Construct Validity, Test Validity, Life Style
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Phillips, Sharon R.; Silverman, Stephen – Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science, 2012
The purpose of the authors in this study was to develop an instrument to assess fourth and fifth grade students' attitudes toward physical education. The methods for validation included (a) an elicitation study and instrument question development, (b) a pilot study, and (c) a series of analyses to assess, construct, and content validity and to…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Attitude Measures, Student Attitudes, Elementary School Students