Evaluation of the psychometric properties of the parents' proxy MPAQ-C in Chinese population

Ka Man LEUNG, Pak-Kwong CHUNG, Lynda B. RANSDELL, Yong GAO

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Abstract

We examined psychometric properties of a Modified Physical Activity Questionnaire for Children (MPAQ-C). Thirty-two parents (Study 1), 40 students (6–9 years) and one of each student's parents (Study 2), and 625 parents (Study 3) completed the MPAQ-C. The MPAQ-C (six items) measured children's physical activity (PA) after school, and during evenings and weekends for 7 days. Test–retest reliability (Study 1) and convergent validity (Study 2) were measured. Factor validity of the MPAQ-C (Study 3) was examined using confirmatory factor analysis. A single-factor model of the MPAQ-C fit the data well (χ² (9) = 42.78, p < .001; comparative fit index[CFI] = .977; non-normed fit index [NNFI] = .962; root mean square error of approximation [RMSEA] = .079 [90% confidence interval {CI} = .057 to .11]), with good test–retest reliability, composite reliability (.80) and convergent validity. The factor loadings of MPAQ-C were invariant across fathers/mothers (Δχ² (6) = 3.44, p > .05). The MPAQ-C is a suitable parent proxy for measuring young Chinese children's PA. Copyright © 2016 Taylor & Francis.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)112-120
JournalMeasurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science
Volume20
Issue number2
Early online dateFeb 2016
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Citation

Leung, K. M., Chung, P.-K., Ransdell, L. B., & Gao, Y. (2016). Evaluation of the psychometric properties of the parents' proxy MPAQ-C in Chinese population. Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science, 20(2), 112-120. doi: 10.1080/1091367X.2016.1146144

Keywords

  • Children
  • Exercise
  • Family
  • Physical activity
  • Questionnaire

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