Physical Activity/Healthy Food Efficacy Scale for Children (PAHFE-C)

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
1. How sure are you that you can set goals for yourself to be more physically active?
2. How sure are you that you can set physical activity goals for yourself with little help from others?
3. How sure are you that you can be physically active:
a.    Everyday?
b.    When with your friends?
c.    In cold weather?
d.    In hot weather?
e.    When in a bad mood?
f.     When you feel lazy?
g.    When you don’t feel like it?
h.    When you have homework?
HEALTHY EATING
1. How sure are you that you can set goals for yourself to eat healthy foods (like fruit and vegetables)?
2. How sure are you that you can set healthy eating goals for yourself with little help from others?
3. How sure are you that you can choose a healthy food to eat:
a.    Every day?
b.    For an after school snack?
c.    When watching TV or DVDs?
d.    When playing video games?
e.    When your friends are around?
f.     When you are bored?
g.    When you are in a bad mood?
h.    When junk food is around?
*Designed for upper elementary students
 
Goal-Setting for Physical Activity‚ Goal-Setting for Healthy Food Choices‚ Decision-Making for Physical Activity‚ and Decision-Making for Healthy Food Choices
 
1=Not Sure‚ 2= Not Too Sure‚ 3=Sure‚ 4=Very Sure‚ 5=Completely Sure
 
This instrument can be found at: Simmons C. A.‚ Lehmann P. (eds). Tools for strengths-based assessment and evaluation‚ New York‚ NY: Springer‚ pp. 494-497. (2013). Google Scholar
 

Perry‚ C. M.‚ De Ayala‚ R. J.‚ Lebow‚ R.‚ & Haydon‚ E. (2008). A validation and reliability study of the physical activity and healthy food efficacy scale for children (PAHFE-C). Health Education and Behavior‚ 35‚ 346–360.

Perry et al.‚ 2008). Physical Activity/Healthy Food Efficacy Scale for Children. In: Simmons C. A.‚ Lehmann P. (eds). Tools for strengths-based assessment and evaluation‚ New York‚ NY: Springer‚ pp. 494-497. (2013). Google Scholar