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Psychometric evaluation of the compulsive exercise test (CET) in an adolescent population: links with eating psychopathology

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posted on 18.12.2012, 14:37 authored by Huw Goodwin, Emma HaycraftEmma Haycraft, Lorin Taranis, Caroline Meyer
Objective: Compulsive exercise describes a rigid, driven urge to exercise that has been reported in different populations, including eating disorder patients. This compulsion can develop at an early age and yet the measurement of compulsive exercise in adolescents is limited by inappropriate assessment techniques. This study aimed to psychometrically evaluate the Compulsive Exercise Test (CET) in a sample of adolescents. Methods: The sample consisted of 1012 adolescents aged 12–14 years old, who completed the CET, the Commitment to Exercise Scale (CES), and selected subscales from the Eating Disorder Inventory-2 (EDI-2). Results: Results confirmed the original five-factor solution of the CET. The CET’s concurrent validity with the CES, as well as the convergent validity with the EDI-2, was established. The CET was not strongly related to exercise frequency. Conclusion: The CET appears to be valid and reliable for use with adolescents. Replication with an adolescent clinical eating disorder sample is now required.

History

School

  • Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

Citation

GOODWIN, H. ... et al, 2011. Psychometric evaluation of the compulsive exercise test (CET) in an adolescent population: links with eating psychopathology. European Eating Disorders Review, 19 (3), pp. 269 - 279

Publisher

© John Wiley & Sons, Ltd and Eating Disorders Association.

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Publication date

2011

Notes

This article is closed access, it was published in the journal European Eating Disorders Review [© John Wiley & Sons, Ltd and Eating Disorders Association]. The definitive version is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/erv.1109

ISSN

1072-4133

eISSN

1099-0968

Language

en