Document Type

Journal Article

Department/Unit

Department of Sport and Physical Education

Language

English

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.

Keywords

exercise, measurement, older adults

Publication Date

2-2019

Source Publication Title

Journal of Aging and Physical Activity

Volume

27

Issue

1

Publisher

Human Kinetics

DOI

10.1123/japa.2017-0212

Link to Publisher's Edition

http://dx.doi.org/10.1123/japa.2017-0212

ISSN (print)

10638652

ISSN (electronic)

1543267X

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