Latent profile analysis of the physical self-description among Chinese Adolescents
journal contributionposted on 11.04.2016 by C.K. John Wang, Yanlin Sun, Woon-Chia Liu, Jiaxin Yao, Do Young Pyun
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The purposes of this study were to validate the Physical Self-Description Questionnaire (PSDQ-S) and examine the physical self-description profiles using Latent Profile Analysis with a Chinese sample. A total of 744 secondary school students in China took part in the study. While the results provided support for internal reliability and discriminant validity of the PSDQ-S, they indicated convergent validity required further testing. In addition, three distinct profiles were identified with unique physical self-concept and different levels of physical activity participation. The study showed the PDSQ-S is useful in differentiating groups of adolescents with different levels of physical self-concept.
- Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences