The Stunkard-Messick Eating Questionnaire (Three-Factor Eating Questionnaire, TFEQ) of Stunkard and Messick (1985) is one of the most common measures for dietary restraint. In the present work, data about a preliminary adaptation and validation with a Spanish college sample are presented (n=335). Our results do not replicate the three factor structure of the original English form. The factorial analysis carried out with the Spanish sample suggested two factors, which explain 30% of the total variance. These factors are named <<Restraint>> and <<Desinhibition>>. Our data do not give support to the third factor, <<Hunger>> in the original form. This question is conceptually and psychometrically discussed. Finally, data about reliability, concurrent and discriminant validity favorable to the psychometric goodness of our form are provided. The necessity of validation of instrument adaptation in various contexts or countries is stressed.
|Publication status||Published - 1 Dec 1999|
- Eating disorders
- Eating restraint
- Factorial analysis