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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.



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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.