Lestvica motivov prehranjevanja (EATMOT): Razvoj in validacija instrumenta s konfirmatorno faktorsko analizo (CFA) in modeliranjem strukturnih enačb (SEM)

Translated title of the contribution: The eating motivations scale (EATMOT): Development and validation by means of confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) and structural equation modelling (SEM)

P.F. Guiné Raquel*, João Duarte, Ana Cristina Ferrão, Manuela Ferreira, Paula Correia, Ana Paula Cardoso, Elena Bartkiene, Viktória Szucs, Levente Nemes, Marija Ljubičić, Maša Černelič-Bizjak, Kathy Isoldi, Ayman El Kenawy, Vanessa Ferreira, Evita Straumite, Małgorzata Korzeniowska, Elena Vittadini, Marcela Leal, Lucia Frez-Muñoz, Maria PapageorgiouIlija Djekić

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Abstract

The objective was to develop and validate an instrument that measures different determinants of people's food choices and simultaneously accounts for a variety of factors: health, emotions, price and availability, society and culture, environment and politics, and marketing and advertising. This is a cross-sectional study focusing on food choice determinants. It was carried out in 16 countries in 2017 and 2018. This study included 11,960 volunteer adult participants from different countries. The data was validated using Confirmatory Factor Analysis (CFA) and Structural Equation Modelling (SEM). Validation using CFA with SEM revealed that multi-factor modelling produced first- and second-order models that could be used to define the EATMOT scale, the first presenting better fitting indices, with the goodness-of-fit and comparative-fit indices very close to 1, as well as root-mean-square-error-of-approximation, root-mean-square-residual and standardised-root-mean-square-residual at practically zero. The validated EATMOT scale guarantees confidence in the information obtained through this instrument, and can be used in future studies to better understand food choice determinants in different geographical areas and help plan strategies to improve healthy eating patterns and diminish the burden of non-communicable diseases.

Translated title of the contributionThe eating motivations scale (EATMOT): Development and validation by means of confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) and structural equation modelling (SEM)
Original languageSlovenian
Pages (from-to)4-9
Number of pages6
JournalZdravstveno Varstvo
Volume60
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 31 Dec 2020

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