Survey development for assessing correlates of young adolescents' eating

Amanda S. Birnbaum, Leslie A. Lytle, David M. Murray, Mary Story, Cheryl L. Perry, Kerri N. Boutelle

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Abstract

Objective: To describe the development and psychometric testing of a survey to assess multiple influences on young adolescents' eating behaviors. Methods: A 204-item survey was piloted with middle-school students. We incorporated a broad view of determinants of eating behavior in an effort to expand the current field of predictors. Results: The survey was reduced to 147 items and administered to 3,878 students. Internal consistencies were generally >0.70. Test-retest reliabilities were 0.30-0.98, mostly >0.60. Conclusions: We estimated psychometric properties for a range of measures in a diverse sample. This is important as the increasing demand for outcomes-based research expands the need for psychometrically sound survey measures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)284-295
Number of pages12
JournalAmerican Journal of Health Behavior
Volume26
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2002

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    Birnbaum, A. S., Lytle, L. A., Murray, D. M., Story, M., Perry, C. L., & Boutelle, K. N. (2002). Survey development for assessing correlates of young adolescents' eating. American Journal of Health Behavior, 26(4), 284-295. https://doi.org/10.5993/AJHB.26.4.5