Development and validation of worksite weight-related social norms surveys
Department of Medicine, Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine
Adult; Exercise; Factor Analysis, Statistical; Feeding Behavior; Female; *Health Behavior; Health Surveys; Humans; Male; Social Support; *Weight Loss; *Workplace
Behavior and Behavior Mechanisms | Community Health | Community Health and Preventive Medicine | Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition | Health Psychology | Public Health | Public Health Education and Promotion
OBJECTIVE: To describe the development of measures of worksite descriptive social norms for weight loss, physical activity, and eating behaviors.
METHODS: Three surveys were tested in 844 public high school employees. Factor analysis, Cronbach alpha, and tests of association with other worksite social contextual measures and behaviors were performed.
RESULTS: Each survey demonstrated high internal consistency and was associated with measures of social support and behaviors. Confirmatory factor analysis supported the reliability of the weight-loss and eating-behavior norms surveys, but not the physical-activity norms survey.
CONCLUSIONS: The weight-loss and eating norms surveys are reliable, valid measures.
DIET, PHYSICAL ACTIVITY, SOCIAL NORMS, WEIGHT LOSS, WORKSITE
DOI of Published Version
Lemon SC, Liu Q, Magner R, Schneider KL, Pbert L. Development and validation of worksite weight-related social norms surveys. Am J Health Behav. 2013 Jan;37(1):122-9. doi: 10.5993/AJHB.37.1.14.
American journal of health behavior
Lemon SC, Liu Q, Magner RP, Schneider KL, Pbert L. (2013). Development and validation of worksite weight-related social norms surveys. UMass Worcester PRC Publications. https://doi.org/10.5993/AJHB.37.1.14. Retrieved from https://escholarship.umassmed.edu/prc_pubs/25