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Article: Measures of environmental correlates of physical activity for urban Chinese preschool-aged children: development and reliability

TitleMeasures of environmental correlates of physical activity for urban Chinese preschool-aged children: development and reliability
Authors
KeywordsBuilt environment
Chinese
Parental perceptions
Social-ecologic model
Young children
Issue Date2015
PublisherSage Publications, Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://sgo.sagepub.com
Citation
Sage Open, 2015, v. 5 n. 3 How to Cite?
AbstractWe adapted/developed and examined the test–retest reliability and internal consistency of eight parent-report measures of home and neighborhood environmental correlates of physical activity appropriate for Chinese preschool-aged children and their parents/primary caregivers living in densely populated urban environments. This study consisted of a qualitative (cognitive interviews) and a quantitative (test–retest reliability) component. Chinese versions of the measures were pilot-tested on 20 parents of Hong Kong preschool-aged children using cognitive interviews. Measures were then administered to 61 parents twice, 1 week apart. Test–retest reliability and internal consistency were computed. Except for two items, the test–retest reliability of items and scale summary scores ranged from moderate to excellent. The internal consistency of the measures exceeded recommended minimal values (Cronbach’s α >.70). The parent-report measures examined in this study are potentially appropriate for use in investigations of environmental correlates of the physical activity of Chinese preschool-aged children living in densely populated urban environments. However, their predictive validity with respect to Chinese preschool-aged children’s physical activity needs to be assessed in future studies.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/218512
ISSN
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.161
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dc.contributor.authorSuen, YN-
dc.contributor.authorCerin, E-
dc.contributor.authorHuang, WYJ-
dc.contributor.authorMellecker, RR-
dc.date.accessioned2015-09-18T06:41:50Z-
dc.date.available2015-09-18T06:41:50Z-
dc.date.issued2015-
dc.identifier.citationSage Open, 2015, v. 5 n. 3-
dc.identifier.issn2158-2440-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/218512-
dc.description.abstractWe adapted/developed and examined the test–retest reliability and internal consistency of eight parent-report measures of home and neighborhood environmental correlates of physical activity appropriate for Chinese preschool-aged children and their parents/primary caregivers living in densely populated urban environments. This study consisted of a qualitative (cognitive interviews) and a quantitative (test–retest reliability) component. Chinese versions of the measures were pilot-tested on 20 parents of Hong Kong preschool-aged children using cognitive interviews. Measures were then administered to 61 parents twice, 1 week apart. Test–retest reliability and internal consistency were computed. Except for two items, the test–retest reliability of items and scale summary scores ranged from moderate to excellent. The internal consistency of the measures exceeded recommended minimal values (Cronbach’s α >.70). The parent-report measures examined in this study are potentially appropriate for use in investigations of environmental correlates of the physical activity of Chinese preschool-aged children living in densely populated urban environments. However, their predictive validity with respect to Chinese preschool-aged children’s physical activity needs to be assessed in future studies.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherSage Publications, Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://sgo.sagepub.com-
dc.relation.ispartofSage Open-
dc.rightsSage Open. Copyright © Sage Publications, Inc.-
dc.rightsThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.-
dc.subjectBuilt environment-
dc.subjectChinese-
dc.subjectParental perceptions-
dc.subjectSocial-ecologic model-
dc.subjectYoung children-
dc.titleMeasures of environmental correlates of physical activity for urban Chinese preschool-aged children: development and reliability-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.identifier.emailSuen, YN: suenyn@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailCerin, E: ecerin@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailMellecker, RR: robmel@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.authorityCerin, E=rp00890-
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_version-
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/2158244015604690-
dc.identifier.scopuseid_2-s2.0-84949908029-
dc.identifier.hkuros253589-
dc.identifier.volume5-
dc.identifier.issue3-
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000369477400072-
dc.publisher.placeUnited States-

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