ERIC Number: EJ956243
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Nov
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Identifying Correlates of Young Adults' Weight Behavior: Survey Development
Larson, Nicole; Neumark-Sztainer, Dianne; Story, Mary; van den Berg, Patricia; Hannan, Peter J.
American Journal of Health Behavior, v35 n6 p712-725 Nov 2011
Objective: To describe the development and psychometric properties of survey measures relevant to eating, physical activity, and weight-related behaviors among young adults. Methods: Focus groups and reliability testing guided the development of the Project EAT-III survey. The final survey was completed by 2287 young adults. Results: The systematic process employed led to a psychometrically sound and developmentally appropriate survey. Test-retest reliabilities for items included on the final survey were mostly moderate to good, and Cronbach alphas were greater than 0.7 for 83% of developed scales. Conclusions: Future studies may find the systematic process used to be helpful in creating other weight-related surveys.
Descriptors: Young Adults, Psychometrics, Physical Activities, Focus Groups, Correlation, Body Weight, Surveys, Eating Habits, Reliability
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