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URN: urn:nbn:de:swb:90-463949
DOI: 10.1186/1479-5868-11-30
Zitationen: 6
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Family health climate scale (FHC-scale): Development and validation

Niermann, C.; Krapf, F.; Renner, B.; Reiner, M.; Woll, A.


The family environment is important for explaining individual health behaviour. While previous research mostly focused on influences among family members and dyadic interactions (parent-child), the purpose of this study was to develop a new measure, the Family Health Climate Scale (FHC-Scale), using a family-based approach. The FHC is an attribute of the whole family and describes an aspect of the family environment that is related to health and health behaviour. Specifically, a questionnaire measuring the FHC (a) for nutrition (FHC-NU) and (b) for activity behaviour (FHC-PA) was developed and validated.


In Study 1 (N = 787) the FHC scales were refined and validated. The sample was randomly divided into two subsamples. With random sample I exploratory factor analyses were conducted and items were selected according to their psychometric quality. In a second step, confirmatory factor analyses were conducted using the random sample II. In Study 2 (N = 210 parental couples) the construct validity was tested by correlating the FHC to self-determined motivation of health ... mehr

Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Sport und Sportwissenschaft (IfSS)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Jahr 2014
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 1479-5868
KITopen ID: 1000046394
Erschienen in International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
Band 11
Heft 1
Seiten 30
Schlagworte Health behaviour; Physical activity; Nutrition; Family environment; Scale development
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