The Preference for and Tolerance of the Intensity of Exercise Questionnaire: A psychometric evaluation among college women

Panteleimon Ekkekakis, Jennifer Thome, Steven J. Petruzzello, Eric E. Hall

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Abstract

Individuals differ in the intensity of exercise that they prefer and the intensity that they can tolerate. We examined the psychometric properties of the Preference for and Tolerance of the Intensity of Exercise Questionnaire (PRETIE-Q; Ekkekakis, Hall, & Petruzzello, 2005: Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 27, 350 - 374). A sample of 601 college women (mean age 20 years) completed the PRETIE-Q and the Godin Leisure-Time Exercise Questionnaire. Both the Preference and the Tolerance scale were internally consistent (alpha coefficients of 0.89 and 0.86, respectively), with all items making positive contributions. A confirmatory factor analysis showed that model fit was reasonable. Both Preference and Tolerance were related to the frequency of participation in strenuous exercise and the total leisure-time exercise score. The PRETIE-Q appears to be an internally consistent and structurally valid measure, with a broad range of possible applications in exercise science.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)499-510
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Sports Sciences
Volume26
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2008

Keywords

  • Affect
  • Arousability
  • Personality
  • Psychometrics
  • Sensory modulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

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