Survey development for assessing correlates of young adolescents' eating.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

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.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Birnbaum, AS; Lytle, LA; Murray, DM; Story, M; Perry, CL; Boutelle, KN

Published Date

  • July 2002

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 26 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 284 - 295

PubMed ID

  • 12081361

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1087-3244

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.5993/ajhb.26.4.5


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England