Psychometric properties of eight-item Physical Activity Enjoyment Scale in a Chinese population

Pak-Kwong CHUNG, Ka Man LEUNG

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Abstract

This study examined the psychometric properties of the eight-item Physical Activity Enjoyment Scale (PACES) in Hong Kong older adults. Study 1 assessed the scale's factor validity and test–retest reliability, whereas Study 2 examined its convergent validity in Hong Kong older adults. A total of 168 (Study 1) older adults completed the PACES twice over a 2-week interval, and 57 (Study 2) older adults completed both the eight-item PACES and a measure of quality of life. The results of both studies showed that the eight-item PACES had a high degree of internal consistency. Both the composite reliability and average variance extracted from Study 1 were high, suggesting that as a set, the eight items of the PACES reliably measured the construct. The observed test–retest reliability was satisfactory over a 2-week interval. This eight-item PACES is an expedited and reliable instrument for assessing physical activity enjoyment in Chinese older adults. Copyright © 2019 Human Kinetics, Inc.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)61-66
JournalJournal of Aging and Physical Activity
Volume27
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2019

Citation

Chung, P.-K., & Leung, K.-M. (2019). Psychometric properties of eight-item Physical Activity Enjoyment Scale in a Chinese population. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 27(1), 61-66. doi: 10.1123/japa.2017-0212

Keywords

  • Active travel
  • Elderly
  • Hong Kong
  • Neighborhood

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