Title: Validation of the German version of the Exercise Dependence Scale
Authors: Mueller, Astrid ×
Claes, Laurence
Smits, Dirk
Gefeller, O.
Hilbert, A.
Herberg, A.
Mueller, V.
Hofmeister, D.
de Zwaan, M. #
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: Hogrefe & Huber Publishers
Series Title: European Journal of Psychological Assessment vol:29 issue:3 pages:213-219
Abstract: This study evaluated the psychometric properties of the German version of the 21-item Exercise Dependence Scale (EDS-G), which was administered in a large representative German sample (N = 1,611). In order to examine convergent validity, we also asked participants to answer the Eating Disorder Examination-Questionnaire (EDE-Q). To investigate the discriminant validity, clients of fitness centers (N = 129), sport students (N = 85), and medical students (N = 129) filled out the EDS-G. In this German population-based sample, the seven-factor structure suggested by the original authors as well as a higher-order model (7 + 1 factor model) were supported. The total EDS-G scale showed an excellent internal reliability and was positively related to the EDE-Q total and subscale scores. The EDS-G scores differentiated between samples with varying degrees of exercise. In summary, the results indicate that the EDS-G is a psychometrically sound and potentially valid brief measure for the assessment of exercise dependence symptoms.
ISSN: 1015-5759
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
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