Construct validity of college students’ responses to the Behavioral Regulation in Exercise Questionnaire (BREQ-2)

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Jeffrey John Milroy, Associate Director (Creator)
Muhsin Michael Orsini, AP Assistant Professor and Director of the Undergraduate Program (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site:

Abstract: The purpose of this study was to assess the construct validity and reliability of college students' responses to the Behavioral Regulation in Exercise Questionnaire (BREQ-2) to be used in campus recreation programs and physical activity and wellness courses. The BREQ-2 is a 19-item questionnaire used to assess exercise motivation through the application of five subscales. Five hundred eighty-nine students completed the BREQ-2. Using SPSS 20.0 and AMOS 20.0, a confirmatory factor analysis was conducted. A review of reliability coefficients indicated the internal consistency of factors would not be improved by removing survey items. The standardized parameter estimates of the five-factor model indicated the BREQ-2 is an adequate fit for measuring exercise motivation factors among this sample of American college students.

Additional Information

Recreational Sports Journal, 38(1), 40-49
Language: English
Date: 2014
measurement, motivation, self-determination theory

Email this document to