Construct validity of physical activity and sedentary behaviors staging measures for adolescents.

@article{Hagler2006ConstructVO,
  title={Construct validity of physical activity and sedentary behaviors staging measures for adolescents.},
  author={Athena S Hagler and Karen Calfas and Gregory J. Norman and James F. Sallis and Kevin Patrick},
  journal={Annals of behavioral medicine : a publication of the Society of Behavioral Medicine},
  year={2006},
  volume={31 2},
  pages={186-93}
}
PURPOSE To evaluate the construct validity of physical activity (PA) and sedentary behaviors (SB) staging measures for adolescents that incorporate the current national recommendations. METHOD The Progressive Aerobic Cardiovascular Endurance Run, Actigraph accelerometer, and self-reported hours of TV viewing served as criterion measures. Participants were 878 adolescents (M age = 12.74, 53.6% girls, 39.9% non-White). RESULTS The PA staging measure had mixed evidence of convergent validity… CONTINUE READING

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