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Table 3 Final measurement model of parenting practices that encourage Latino preschool children to be physically active and item characteristics (mean; standard deviation; skewness; corrected item-scale correlation: standardized loading)

From: Psychometrics of the preschooler physical activity parenting practices instrument among a Latino sample

Items Parental engagement
How often do you… M( SD) Skewness CISC Standardized loading
Set an example for your child by exercising in front of him/her? 3.11 (1.14) 0.09 0.66 0.67
Play active games with your child (such as playing ball or racing)? 3.44 (0.94) 0.08 0.71 0.75
Go on a walk with your child? 3.36 (0.93) 0.03 0.55 0.59
Say positive things to motivate your child to be more active? 4.25 (0.82) -0.82 0.56 0.56
Play a sport or active game together as a family? 3.25 (0.93) 0.05 0.69 0.75
Give your child choices of what physical activities to do? 3.53 (0.87) 0.03 0.62 0.69
Allow your child to pick an active game to do together? 3.39 (0.88) 0.20 0.63 0.68
Dance with your child? 3.54 (0.90) 0.03 0.47 0.49
Play sports games with your child (such as soccer or baseball)? 2.91 (1.00) 0.11 0.58 0.61
Teach your child that being active is good for his/her health? 3.28 (1.10) -0.49 0.61 0.64
Take your child to the park? 3.41 (0.82) 0.26 0.45 0.52
Teach your child new and different ways to be active? 3.47 (0.92) 0.16 0.77 0.84
Take your child to sport practice or game in which he/she is enrolled? 2.28 (1.45) 0.66 0.37 0.31
Find age appropriate games that get your child moving? 3.49 (0.89) -0.17 0.49 0.53
Set time aside for active play? 3.10 (1.05) -0.01 0.65 0.67
Retained single items     
Not register your child for sports or dance due to lack of money? (RC) 3.03 (1.43) NA -0.02 0.00
Have outdoor toys available for your child? 3.88 (1.22) NA -0.84 0.00
Dropped items     
Allow your child to help you with chores? 3.65 (0.95) NA -0.31  
Suggest that your child play outside? 3.22 (1.07) NA -0.03  
Not have time to play outdoors with your child? 2.97 (0.96) NA 0.38  
Let your child go outside to play around your home? (moved to discourage) 3.30 (1.10) NA -0.51  
Model fit indices (Moderately-fitting model)   
Satorra-Bentler scaled χ2 (df = 116) 240.94 p < .001
CFI 0.90  
RMSEA (95% CI) 0.06 (0.05, 0.07)
SRMR 0.08  
  1. Legend: RC = reverse coded; NA = not applicable; M = mean; SD = standard deviation; CISC = corrected item-scale correlations.