Psychometric properties of eight-item physical activity enjoyment scale in a Chinese Population

Pak-Kwong Chung, Ka Man Author*

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This study examined the psychometric properties of the eight-item Physical Activity Enjoyment Scale (PACES) in Hong Kong older adults. Study 1 assessed the scale's factor validity and test-retest reliability, whereas Study 2 examined its convergent validity in Hong Kong older adults. A total of 168 (Study 1) older adults completed the PACES twice over a 2-week interval, and 57 (Study 2) older adults completed both the eight-item PACES and a measure of quality of life. The results of both studies showed that the eight-item PACES had a high degree of internal consistency. Both the composite reliability and average variance extracted from Study 1 were high, suggesting that as a set, the eight items of the PACES reliably measured the construct. The observed test-retest reliability was satisfactory over a 2-week interval. This eight-item PACES is an expedited and reliable instrument for assessing physical activity enjoyment in Chinese older adults.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)61-66
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Aging and Physical Activity
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2019

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation
  • Gerontology
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

User-Defined Keywords

  • exercise
  • measurement
  • older adults


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