Validation of the Beliefs of Physical Activity among Clergy (B-PAC) Instrument
Keywords:Clergy, physical activity, instrumentation validation, theory of planned behavior
The purpose of this study was to create a valid and reliable instrument to evaluate theory-based
beliefs towards physical activity among clergy members. Data were collected from 174 clergy that par-
ticipated in a 15-item online and paper-based survey. Psychometric properties of the instrument included
confirmatory factor analysis (construct validity), and cronbach’s alpha (internal consistency reliability).
In addition, the stability (test-retest reliability) of each subscale was evaluated with a sub-sample of 30
participants. Results show the instrument was both valid and reliable, and will be useful in future studies
targeting this population. Future implications are discussed.
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