Validation of the Beliefs of Physical Activity among Clergy (B-PAC) Instrument


  • Shannon Gwin MS
  • Paul Branscum PhD, RD
  • E. Laurette Taylor PhD



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.



How to Cite

Gwin, S., Branscum, P., & Taylor, E. L. (2017). Validation of the Beliefs of Physical Activity among Clergy (B-PAC) Instrument. American Journal of Health Studies, 32(2).

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