Development and validation of worksite weight-related social norms surveysPreventive and Behavioral Medicine Publications and Presentations
UMMS AffiliationDepartment of Medicine, Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine
SubjectsData Collection; Weight Loss; Motor Activity; Feeding Behavior; Workplace; Health Surveys
AbstractOBJECTIVE: 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 InformationStephenie 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)
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