Department of Physical Education
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.
exercise, measurement, older adults
Source Publication Title
Journal of Aging and Physical Activity
Link to Publisher's Edition
Chung, P., & Leung, K. (2019). Psychometric Properties of 8-item Physical Activity Enjoyment Scale in Chinese Population. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 27 (1). https://doi.org/10.1123/japa.2017-0212