Measures

To the right we provide access to several measures that were developed by members of the EPL and are often requested by other researchers. A short description of each measure, the appropriate citation and a downloadable PDF of the measure are provided. These measures are in the public domain. Please feel free to use them in your own research. We would appreciate notification/reprints of any publication using our measures.

Self-Efficacy for Walking Scale - Distance (SEW_Dist)

The Self-Efficacy for Walking Scale - Distance is a measure to determine participants’ beliefs in their physical capability to successfully complete incremental quarter-mile distances within four-minute intervals. For each item, participants indicate their confidence to execute the behavior on a 100-point percentage scale comprised of 10-point increments, ranging from 0% (not at all confident) to 100% (highly confident). Total strength for each measure of self-efficacy is then calculated by summing the confidence ratings and dividing by the total number of items in the scale, resulting in a maximum possible efficacy score of 100.

Original Citation

McAuley, E., Courneya, S., & Lettunich, J. (1991). Effects of acute care and long term exercise, Gerontologist, 31, 534–542.