Academic journal article Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport

Development of the Physical Activity Class Satisfaction Questionnaire (PACSQ). (Psychology)

Academic journal article Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport

Development of the Physical Activity Class Satisfaction Questionnaire (PACSQ). (Psychology)

Article excerpt

Satisfaction is seen as an important outcome of one's participation in physical activity classes. From a prime beneficiary perspective, students benefit the most from the class and, thus, their satisfaction is one measure of success. Additionally, satisfaction is positively related with important outcomes, such as commitment and stay intentions. Thus, one's satisfaction with the physical activity class could be seen as a predictor of future exercise participation. Despite its importance, there is little written about the construct in the exercise and physical activity domain. Of the literature that does exist, (a) authors treat satisfaction as one dimensional, or (b) when satisfaction is treated as multidimensional, all relevant facets are not included. Thus, there is a need for a multidimensional measure of satisfaction with physical activity classes. The purpose of this study was to construct such an instrument--the Physical Activity Class Satisfaction Questionnaire (PACSQ). I first conducted a search and r eview of the physical activity, sport, leisure, and industrial psychology literature. I then collected qualitative data from 16 students in activity classes. This led to the formation of eight facets of satisfaction. Fifty questionnaire items were then constructed and subjected to scrutiny from two sport psychologists and one research methods specialist. …

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