Webinar Session 4
Language translation and cultural adaptation of
self-report instruments for cross-cultural
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
3:00-3:40 p.m. EDT
Registration Web site will open late June 2010
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Elva Arredondo, Ph.D.
San Diego State University
The population of the United States is growing increasingly diverse, and technology and transportation have facilitated a shrinking of the global community, providing opportunities for investigating the role of physical activity behavior that take into account the intricacies of race, culture, language, gender, age, and socioeconomic factors. In many cases, substantial psychometric work is needed to tailor self-report instruments and refine them for the complexities of language, culture, and other contextual processes. Guidelines for cultural attunement of self-report instruments are described to promote more uniform processes of adaptation and facilitate cross-cultural investigations.