Factorial Structure of the Self-Report Barriers for Practice Physical Exercise in Mexican Athletes University Students

  • Juan Francisco Aguirre Chavez Autonomous University of Chihuahua, Mexico
  • Perla Jannet Jurado Garcia Autonomous University of Chihuahua, Mexico
  • Susana Ivonne Aguirre Vasquez Autonomous University of Chihuahua, Mexico
  • Jose Rene Blanco Ornelas Autonomous University of Chihuahua, Mexico

Abstract

The present study intends to investigate if the psychometric results are replicated for the Self-Report of Barriers to the Practice of Physical Exercise (ABPEF) in Mexican athletes university students. A total of 651 university students participated (mean age = 20.8 ± 2.4 years). The factorial structure of the questionnaire was analyzed through confirmatory factor analyzes, which showed that a structure of four factors is viable and adequate. The four factors (body image, fatigue, obligations and environment), based on statistical and substantive criteria, have shown adequate fit indicators of reliability and validity. In addition, the results of the factorial analyzes carried out with the sub-samples indicate the existence of strong evidence of the stability of the factorial structure. Future research should replicate these findings in larger samples.

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Published
2018-04-30
How to Cite
Chavez, J. F. A., Garcia, P. J. J., Vasquez, S. I. A., & Ornelas, J. R. B. (2018). Factorial Structure of the Self-Report Barriers for Practice Physical Exercise in Mexican Athletes University Students. European Scientific Journal, ESJ, 14(12), 25. https://doi.org/10.19044/esj.2018.v14n12p25