Table 1

FHC-PA – factors and item parameters for study 1 and study 2
Factor Item* Sample
Study 1 – sample I (n = 389) Study 1 – sample II (n = 398) Study 2 (n = 210)
In our family… M (SD) rit a M (SD) rit a1 M (SD) rit a1
Value [1] …we make a point of being physically active during daily life. 1.72 (.79) .75 .69 1.78 (.78) .77 .81 1.96 (.73) .69 .73
α1-I = .91 [2] …it is normal to be physically active on a regular basis. 1.84 (.82) .74 .77 1.92 (.84) .76 .80 2.07 (.80) .80 .85
α1-II = .92 [3] …it goes without saying that we exercise and are physically active on a regular basis. 1.75 (.87) .81 .90 1.86 (.89) .85 .89 2.09 (.88) .82 .86
α2 = .90 [4] …it is normal to be physically active in our leisure time. 1.80 (.76) .79 .79 1.92 (.81) .84 .89 2.02 (.86) .75 .80
[5] …we agree that physical activities are part of daily life. 1.90 (.81) .73 .70 1.97 (.80) .75 .80 2.02 (.79) .73 .78
Cohesion [1] …we like being together during physical activities (e.g. bike tours, hikes). 1.81 (.91) .66 .75 1.76 (.89) .63 .60 1.97 (.85) .71 .67
α1-I = .90 [2] …we enjoy exercising together. 1.45 (.88) .75 .68 1.51 (.90) .73 .78 1.56 (.85) .81 .88
α1-II = .90 [3] …we have fun doing physical activities together (e.g. bike tours, hikes). 1.81 (.89) .78 .83 1.89 (.90) .76 .77 2.00 (.89) .77 .74
α2 = .91 [4] …we find it very pleasant to be physically active together. 1.64 (.84) .80 .75 1.68 (.88) .80 .89 1.76 (.84) .72 .80
[5] …we like spending time together in sports activities. 1.56 (87) .82 .88 1.59 (.87) .82 .90 1.69 (.86) .84 .90
Information [1] …we watch TV-programmes on physical activity and exercise. 1.30 (.84) .52 .58 1.40 (.89) .67 .72 1.15 (.96) .58 .65
α1-I = .81 [2] …we explicitly look for the latest information on physical activity and exercise to stay up to date. 1.12 (.80) .59 .58 1.16 (.84) .69 .80 .97 (.80) .64 .74
α1-II = .86 [3] …we collect information (e.g. on the internet) on physical activity and exercise. 1.07 (.74) .72 .88 1.18 (.78) .74 .81 .93 (.83) .71 .81
α2 = .83 [4] …we read newspaper or magazine articles on fitness, physical activity, and exercise. 1.40 (.85) .68 .80 1.42 (.86) .74 .80 1.33 (.88) .69 .77

M – means, SD – standard deviations, rit – corrected item-scale correlations, a – factor loadings of EFA, a1– factor loadings of CFA.

*The German version of the FHC-Scale is shown in Additional file 2.

Niermann et al.

Niermann et al. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2014 11:30   doi:10.1186/1479-5868-11-30

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