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Psychometric Characteristics of the Physical Activity Enjoyment Scale in the context of Outdoor Activity

Version 1 : Received: 6 June 2019 / Approved: 7 June 2019 / Online: 7 June 2019 (12:45:47 CEST)

How to cite: Fuentesal-Garcia, J.; Baena-Extremera, A.; Sáez-Padilla, J. Psychometric Characteristics of the Physical Activity Enjoyment Scale in the context of Outdoor Activity. Preprints 2019, 2019060058 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201906.0058.v1). Fuentesal-Garcia, J.; Baena-Extremera, A.; Sáez-Padilla, J. Psychometric Characteristics of the Physical Activity Enjoyment Scale in the context of Outdoor Activity. Preprints 2019, 2019060058 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201906.0058.v1).

Abstract

The aim of this study was to assess the psychometric properties of the Physical Activity Enjoyment Scale in the context of outdoor physical activities. In order to do this, we carried out a research in some Primary and Secondary school l located in western Andalucía (Spain), with kids aged 9-12 years old [M= 11.22; SD= 1.07), therefore a sample of 455 students (228 boys= 50.1% 227 girls = 49.9% = 50.1) was used]. Descriptive, exploratory and confirmatory analyses were conducted. We also analyzed several factors such as internal consistency, composite reliability, average variance extracted and convergent validity. Afterwards, differences by gender and school year were also studied. Data showed the need to eliminate many of the items from the original scale, giving as a result a model of 5 items with satisfactory fit in the confirmatory analysis. The ANOVA statistical test carried out in terms of sex and school year didn’t show any tangible difference between the target groups.

Subject Areas

enjoyment; outdoor activities: education; physical activity

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