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Psychometric properties of the Spanish version of the health-promoting lifestyle profile II

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  • Adriana Pérez-Fortis,

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    1. Department of Methodology of Behavioral Sciences. University of Granada, Campus de Cartuja, 18071 Granada, Spain
    • Department of Methodology of Behavioral Sciences. University of Granada, Campus de Cartuja, 18071 Granada, Spain
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    • PhD student.

  • Sara M. Ulla Díez,

    1. Department of Psychology, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Cuenca, Spain
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    • Tenured professor.

  • Jose-Luis Padilla

    1. Department of Methodology of Behavioral Sciences. University of Granada, Campus de Cartuja, 18071 Granada, Spain
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    • Associate Professor.


  • This research was supported in part by the Students Department of the University of Castilla-La Mancha; and partially by the Department of Economy, Innovation and Science of the Andalusia Regional Government under the Excellent Research Fund (SEJ-5188), and by a grant to Adriana Pérez-Fortis.

Abstract

The Health-Promoting Lifestyle Profile II (HPLPII) has been psychometrically validated across several linguistic and cultural groups; however the Spanish version has not been psychometrically tested for the Spanish population. The purpose of this research was to evaluate the reliability and factor structure of the Spanish version of the HPLPII for Spanish people. Principal component analysis (PCA) revealed that a six-component model for 44 items accounted for 40% of the variance, and the scale had an internal consistency of .87. Confirmatory factor analysis demonstrated that a better fit of the six-component structure emerged from the PCA than from the model proposed in the original version of the HPLPII, suggesting that the health-promoting lifestyle might be sensitive to context and culture. © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Res Nurs Health 35:301–313, 2012

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