Journal / Book Title
American Journal of Health Behavior
Objectives : To describe the development of an original scale that measures perceived school climate for active travel in fourth- and fifth-grade girls and boys.
Methods : The data were analyzed using confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) to provide evidence of factorial validity, factorial invariance, and construct validity.
Results : The CFA supported the fit of a 3-factor (encouragement, praise, and importance) correlated model for the school climate for active travel measure. This hierarchical model was invariant between sex and across a 7-month time period, and initial evidence for construct validity was provided. Conclusions : School climate for active travel is a measurable construct, and preliminary evidence suggests relationships with more support for active travel from friends and family.
MSU Digital Commons Citation
Evenson, Kelly; Motl, Robert; Birnbaum, Amanda; and Ward, Dianne, "Measurement of Perceived School Climate for Active Travel in Children." (2007). Department of Public Health Scholarship and Creative Works. 12.
Evenson, K. R., Motl, R. W., Birnbaum, A. S., & Ward, D. S. (2007). Measurement of perceived school climate for active travel in children. American journal of health behavior, 31(1), 86-97.