Development and initial evidence of validity of a short form of the Physical Self-Perception Profile for Greek adults

S Vlachopoulus, E T Leptokaridou, Kenneth R Fox

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    Abstract

    The aim of the study was the development of a valid and reliable short form of the physical self-perception profile. Data were collected from three samples of Greek adults, spanning 17–67 years. (Sample 1: n = 595; Sample 2: n = 602; Sample 3: n = 609). The physical self-perception profile—short form (PSPP-SF) comprised 15 items with three items per subscale of sport competence, body attractiveness, physical condition, physical strength, and physical self-worth (PSW). Confirmatory factor analysis supported the measurement model of PSPP-SF responses with good internal consistency per subscale. Data indicated an equivalent item interpretation across gender, weight status, exercise behaviour, age, and educational level. The mediating role of PSW in the relationship of global self-esteem with physical subdomain perceptions was also supported. Further, PSPP-SF scores supported the hierarchical conceptualisation of the physical self-concept and largely discriminated non-exercisers and regular exercise participants.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)166-184
    JournalInternational Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology
    Volume12
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2014

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