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Table 2 Distributions and Internal Reliability for Subscales of the Aging Perceptions Questionnaire (APQ) (n = 2,033)

From: Cross-sectional validation of the Aging Perceptions Questionnaire: a multidimensional instrument for assessing self-perceptions of aging

  Item N Range Mean (SD) Median % scoring minimum % scoring maximum Alpha
Views about aging        
Timeline (chronic) 5 4 2.9 (.87) 2.80 1.8 0.8 0.86
Timeline (cyclical) 5 4 2.7(.82) 2.60 2.4 0.2 0.89
Consequences positive 3 4 3.7 (0.59) 4.00 0.2 2.6 0.64
Consequences negative 5 4 3.4 (.74) 3.60 0.2 1.8 0.80
Emotional representations 5 4 2.4 (.74) 2.00 2.8 0.1 0.74
Control positive 5 3.60 3.80 (.54) 4.0 0.2 2.2 0.80
Control negative 4 4.00 2.65 (0.71) 2.50 1.6 0.2 0.73
Experience of health-related changes        
Number of changes experienced 17 17 5.44 (3.68) 5.00 6.2 0.1 -
Number of changes attributed to aging 17 17 3.77 (3.30) 3.00 15.8 0.1 -
Identity: Percentage of experienced changes attributed to aging - 100 65.0 (37.0) 78.0 15.8 37.7 -