Spengler, J.O., Ko, Y.J., & Connaughton, D.P. (2012). Scale Development: Perceived Barriers to Public Use of School Recreational Facilities. American Journal of Health Behavior, 36(3), 311-318.
OBJECTIVES: To test an original scale assessing perceived barriers among school administrators to allowing community use of school recreational facilities outside of regular school hours.METHODS: Exploratory factor analysis (EFA) and confirmatory factor analysis (CFA). RESULTS: Using EFA and CFA, we found that a model including factors of legal/security, resources, and social support demonstrated the best relative fit for our data. CONCLUSIONS: The Perceived Barriers to Community Use (PBCU) Scale is psychometrically sound and provides a framework to guide the design of future research and discussion of perceived barriers that school administrators have about opening their school recreational facilities outside of regular school hours.