Identifying correlates of young adults' weight behavior

Survey development

Nicole Larson, Dianne Neumark-Sztainer, Mary Story, Patricia Van Den Berg, Peter J. Hannan

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    Abstract

    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 >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.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)712-725
    Number of pages14
    JournalAmerican Journal of Health Behavior
    Volume35
    Issue number6
    StatePublished - 2011

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    Young Adult
    Weights and Measures
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    eating behavior
    Psychometrics
    Reproducibility of Results
    psychometrics
    Surveys and Questionnaires
    Eating
    Exercise
    Group

    Keywords

    • Dieting
    • Nutrition
    • Physical activity
    • Survey development
    • Young adults

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
    • Health(social science)
    • Social Psychology

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    Larson, N., Neumark-Sztainer, D., Story, M., Van Den Berg, P., & Hannan, P. J. (2011). Identifying correlates of young adults' weight behavior: Survey development. American Journal of Health Behavior, 35(6), 712-725.

    Identifying correlates of young adults' weight behavior : Survey development. / Larson, Nicole; Neumark-Sztainer, Dianne; Story, Mary; Van Den Berg, Patricia; Hannan, Peter J.

    In: American Journal of Health Behavior, Vol. 35, No. 6, 2011, p. 712-725.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Larson, N, Neumark-Sztainer, D, Story, M, Van Den Berg, P & Hannan, PJ 2011, 'Identifying correlates of young adults' weight behavior: Survey development', American Journal of Health Behavior, vol. 35, no. 6, pp. 712-725.
    Larson N, Neumark-Sztainer D, Story M, Van Den Berg P, Hannan PJ. Identifying correlates of young adults' weight behavior: Survey development. American Journal of Health Behavior. 2011;35(6):712-725.
    Larson, Nicole ; Neumark-Sztainer, Dianne ; Story, Mary ; Van Den Berg, Patricia ; Hannan, Peter J. / Identifying correlates of young adults' weight behavior : Survey development. In: American Journal of Health Behavior. 2011 ; Vol. 35, No. 6. pp. 712-725.
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