Psychometric properties of the Pride in Eating Pathology Scale in a Spanish population

Rodríguez-Testal, Juan Francisco, Trinidad-Montero, Juana M, Rosales Becerra, Ángela, Faija, Cintia ORCID: 0000-0002-6497-9196 and Senín-Calderón, Cristina
(2023) Psychometric properties of the Pride in Eating Pathology Scale in a Spanish population. Journal of Eating Disorders, 11 (1). 124-.

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<jats:title>Abstract</jats:title><jats:sec> <jats:title>Background</jats:title> <jats:p>In its relation to eating disorders, pride is one of the self-conscious emotions least analyzed, and requires valid and reliable instruments for its measurement. This study aimed to examine the factor structure and the psychometric properties of the Pride in Eating Pathology Scale (PEP-S), in the Spanish general population, as well as between-sex differences in PEP-S scores.</jats:p> </jats:sec><jats:sec> <jats:title>Methods</jats:title> <jats:p>Of the 1483 participants aged 18 to 34 (<jats:italic>M</jats:italic> = 21.99; <jats:italic>SD</jats:italic> = 3.09), 954 were women (65.2%) and the majority were university students (78.8%). Psychometric properties of the scale were tested in a cross-sectional design using cross-validation, i.e., exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis, and estimation of invariance (sex).</jats:p> </jats:sec><jats:sec> <jats:title>Results</jats:title> <jats:p>The four-factor structure found was similar to the original scale with invariance across sex and internal consistency (ordinal alpha .99) and stability (.85). Evidence of convergent validity and differences between sexes were found. Specifically, women scored higher on all the factors, including the healthier sense of pride.</jats:p> </jats:sec><jats:sec> <jats:title>Conclusions</jats:title> <jats:p>The PEP-S scale is an instrument with evidence of validity and reliability in the Spanish population. Although it still has to be tested in a clinical population, it constitutes a promising instrument for the evaluation of the self-conscious emotion, pride.</jats:p> </jats:sec>

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Pride, Self-conscious emotion, Eating disorders, Cross-validation, Assessment, General population
Divisions: Faculty of Health and Life Sciences
Faculty of Health and Life Sciences > Institute of Population Health
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 31 Jul 2023 07:58
Last Modified: 16 Aug 2023 07:35
DOI: 10.1186/s40337-023-00847-3
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