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Psychometric properties of the satisfaction with food-related Life Scale: Application in southern Chile

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  • Berta Schnettler, Department of Agricultural and Livestock Production, Universidad de La Frontera, Chile
  • Horacio Miranda, Department of Agricultural and Livestock Production, Universidad de La Frontera, Chile
  • José Sepúlveda, Department of Psychology, Universidad de La Frontera, Chile
  • Marianela Denegri, Department of Psychology, Universidad de La Frontera, Chile
  • Marcos Mora, Department of Agrarian Economy, Universidad de Chile, Chile
  • Germán Lobos, School of Commercial Engineering, Universidad de Talca, Chile
  • Klaus G Grunert
Objective: To evaluate the psychometric properties of the Satisfaction with Food-related Life (SWFL)
scale and its relation to the Satisfaction with Life Scale (SWLS) in southern Chile.
Methods: A survey was applied to a sample of 316 persons in the principal cities of southern Chile distributed with proportional attachment per city.
Results: The results of the confirmatory factor analysis showed an adequate level of internal consistency and a good fit (root mean square error of approximation ¼ 0.071, goodness-of-fit index ¼ 0.95, adjusted goodness-of-fit index ¼ 0.92) to the SWFL data (1-dimensional). The evaluation of a causal covariance structure analysis model composed of the SWFL as antecedent construct and the SWLS as consequent construct indicates a medium level of relation between the 2 constructs.
Conclusions and Implications: A medium level of relation between the SWFL and SWLS was found.
In future studies, the SWFL may serve as a useful dependent variable in the analysis of objective indicators that may predict this variable.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
Volume45
Issue5
Pages (from-to)443-449
Number of pages7
ISSN1499-4046
Publication statusPublished - 2013

    Research areas

  • Satisfaction with food-related life, factor analysis, food, well-being, MAPP

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