Psychometric Properties of Eight-Item Physical Activity Enjoyment Scale in a Chinese Population

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This study examined the psychometric properties of the eight-item Physical Activity Enjoyment Scale (PACES) in Hong Kong older adults. Study 1 assessed the scale’s factor validity and test–retest reliability, whereas Study 2 examined its convergent validity in Hong Kong older adults. A total of 168 (Study 1) older adults completed the PACES twice over a 2-week interval, and 57 (Study 2) older adults completed both the eight-item PACES and a measure of quality of life. The results of both studies showed that the eight-item PACES had a high degree of internal consistency. Both the composite reliability and average variance extracted from Study 1 were high, suggesting that as a set, the eight items of the PACES reliably measured the construct. The observed test–retest reliability was satisfactory over a 2-week interval. This eight-item PACES is an expedited and reliable instrument for assessing physical activity enjoyment in Chinese older adults.

Chung and Leung are with the Dept. of Physical Education, Hong Kong Baptist University, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China.

Address author correspondence to Ka-Man Leung at kmleung@hkbu.edu.hk.
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