Examining the Structural Validity of Health Motivation Scale in Physical ActivityXiaoyan Xu1*, Murray Millar2 and David Mellor3
- *Corresponding Author:
- Xiaoyan Xu
Faculty of Education
Sichuan Normal University
Chengdu, Sichuan, China, 610068
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: March 4, 2014; Accepted date: May 12, 2014; Published date: May 16, 2014
Citation: Xu X, Millar M, Mellor D (2014) Examining the Structural Validity of Health Motivation Scale in Physical Activity. Anthropol 2:126. doi: 10.4172/2332-0915.1000126
Copyright: © 2014 Xu X, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
The purpose of the present study was to examine the structural validity of health motivation scale in physical activity. Confirmatory Factor Analysis indicated that the structure of the Health Motivation Scale in Physical Activity was consistent with the process model of health motivation. The findings, while limited to a college sample in the US, suggested that the process model of health motivation may be applied to physical activity. However, further studies, particularly longitudinal studies, are required to further test the efficacy of the process model of health motivation.