Psychometric validation of the Child Healthy Lifestyle Profile in South Korea: a cross-sectional study

  • Kang, Kyung-Ah (College of Nursing, Sahmyook University) ;
  • Kim, Shin-Jeong (School of Nursing.Research Institute of Nursing Science, Hallym University)
  • Received : 2022.10.03
  • Accepted : 2022.11.20
  • Published : 2023.01.31


Purpose: This study aimed to validate the Child Healthy Lifestyle Profile as an instrument for screening healthy behaviors in school-aged children in South Korea. Methods: Self-reported questionnaires were administered to 454 students, comprising elementary-school students (n=221) and child cancer survivors (n=233). Reliability and validity were assessed using Cronbach's α, exploratory factor analysis (EFA), and confirmatory factor analysis (CFA). Results: Cronbach's α, as a reliability test, was 0.87. Varimax rotation yielded nine factors with eigenvalues greater than 1 in the EFA, which explained 61.0% of the total variance. In the CFA, both convergent and discriminant validities were acceptable. Therefore, the Child Healthy Lifestyle Profile was validated as an assessment tool for Korean school-aged children. Conclusion: Based on the results of this study, the Child Healthy Lifestyle Profile was identified as a reliable and valid instrument for assessing healthy lifestyles in elementary-school children in South Korea.



This study was supported by a National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) grant funded by the Korean government (No. NRF-2020R1A2C1100912).


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