The purpose of this study was to validate the Physical Activity Enjoyment Scale (PACES) in a sample of older adults. Participants within two different exercise groups were assessed at two time points, 6 months apart. Group and longitudinal invariance was established for a novel, 8-item version of the PACES. The shortened, psychometrically sound measure provides researchers and practitioners an expedited and reliable instrument for assessing the enjoyment of physical activity.
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Mullen, S. P., Olson, E. A., Phillips, S. M., et al. (2011). Measuring enjoyment of physical activity in older adults: invariance of the physical activity enjoyment scale (PACES) across group and time. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 8, 103-111. doi:10.1186/1479-5868-8-103