Research Brief| Volume 51, ISSUE 8, P1003-1010, September 2019

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Satter Eating Competence Inventory Subscale Restructure After Confirmatory Factor Analysis



      To examine the structural validity of the empirically and theoretically derived Satter Eating Competence Inventory (ecSI 2.0).


      Confirmatory factor analyses with 3 databases and a merger with 3 additional data sets (n = 2,010) from demographically heterogeneous samples.


      Findings supported retaining all 16 items and migration of the item I trust myself to eat enough for me from the Internal Regulation to Eating Attitudes subscales, providing 4 distinct but correlated subscales and an adequately fitting model, χ2(98) = 1,364.27, P < .001, comparative fit index = .91, root mean square error of approximation = .07, 95% confidence interval, 0.07–0.08, standardized root mean square residual = .05.

      Conclusion and Implications

      Psychometric integrity of the 16-item ecSI 2.0 was affirmed. Continued examination is recommended with cultural and linguistically diverse samples and network analyses to identify dynamic interactions among items.

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