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Table 2 Means and standard deviations of psychosocial scales and dietary intake estimates for Study 2.

From: Reliability and validity of brief psychosocial measures related to dietary behaviors

  # Items Men (n = 441) Women (n = 401)
   Mean (SD) alpha Mean (SD) alpha
Dietary Fat Reduction      
   Pros 4 3.63 (.74) .59 3.76 (.86) .72
   Cons 4 2.57 (.81) .67 2.50 (.87) .72
   Self-efficacy 5 2.78 (.82) .85 2.72 (.94) .89
   % energy from fat   37.7 (6.5)   35.4 (7.2)  
Dietary Fiber and Whole Grains      
   Pros 4 3.11 (.87) .73 3.57 (.95) .80
   Cons 4 1.73 (.65) .53 1.98 (.78) .63
   Self-efficacy 8 3.27 (.77) .86 3.17 (.86) .89
   Dietary fiber grams per 1000 kcal   8.86 (2.59)   9.28 (2.99)  
Fruit & Vegetable      
   Pros 4 3.70 (.80) .68 3.81 (.80) .71
   Cons 4 2.16 (.70) .51 2.16 (.73) .54
   Self-efficacy 6 3.17 (.79) .79 3.37 (.87) .83
   Fruit servings per 1000 kcal   0.59 (.46)   0.92 (.76)  
   Vegetable servings per 1000 kcal   0.67 (.44)   1.24 (.91)  
Healthy Eating      
   Change strategies 15 2.53 (.66) .89 2.80 (.73) .90
   Social Support 6 2.52 (.99) .89 2.52 (1.15) .85
   Environment 4 3.94 (.73) .69 4.07 (.72) .68
   Enjoyment 7 3.82 (.67) .72 3.94 (.66) .68
  1. Note: Scores for each scale have a possible range of 1-5.