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Development and validation of worksite weight-related social norms surveys
Preventive and Behavioral Medicine Publications and Presentations
  • Stephenie C. Lemon, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Qin Liu, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Robert P. Magner, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Kristin L. Schneider, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Lori Pbert, University of Massachusetts Medical School
UMMS Affiliation
Department of Medicine, Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine
Date
1-1-2013
Document Type
Article
Subjects
Data Collection; Weight Loss; Motor Activity; Feeding Behavior; Workplace; Health Surveys
Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To describe the development of measures of worksite descriptive social norms for weight loss, physical activity, and eating behaviors.

METHODS: Three surveys were tested in 844 public high school employees. Factor analysis, Cronbach alpha, and tests of association with other worksite social contextual measures and behaviors were performed.

RESULTS: Each survey demonstrated high internal consistency and was associated with measures of social support and behaviors. Confirmatory factor analysis supported the reliability of the weight-loss and eating-behavior norms surveys, but not the physical-activity norms survey.

CONCLUSIONS: The weight-loss and eating norms surveys are reliable, valid measures.

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Citation: Am J Health Behav. 2013 Jan;37(1):122-9. Link to article on publisher's site

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PubMed ID
22943109
Citation Information
Stephenie C. Lemon, Qin Liu, Robert P. Magner, Kristin L. Schneider, et al.. "Development and validation of worksite weight-related social norms surveys" Vol. 37 Iss. 1 (2013) ISSN: 1087-3244 (Linking)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/stephenie_lemon/54/