Validity and reliability of the muscularity oriented eating test (MOET) in Turkish

Caliskan G., Alim N. E.

American Journal of Health Behavior, vol.45, no.5, pp.856-866, 2021 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 45 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.5993/ajhb.45.5.6
  • Title of Journal : American Journal of Health Behavior
  • Page Numbers: pp.856-866
  • Keywords: Body satisfaction, MOET, Muscularity oriented eating disorders, Reliability, Validity


© PNG Publications. All rights reservedObjectives: In this study, we determine the validity and reliability of the Muscularity Oriented Eating Test (MOET) among Turkish university students, thereby creating the MOET-TR. Methods: First, the MOET was translated by using the translation-back translation method for cultural equivalence. Then, the validity and reliability analyses were performed on 460 university students. To analyze the stability of the scale over time, the MOET-TR was applied to approximately 20% of the sample number for a second time after 2-4 weeks. Results: The one-factor structure of the MOET-TR demonstrated a good agreement with the fix index values. Cronbach’s for the MOET-TR was 0.88, and the ICC value was 0.84. In addition, we found a positive statistically significant relationship between the total scores obtained from the DMS, EAT-40, REZZY, and IPAQ-Short forms used to evaluate the convergent divergent validity of the MOET-TR (p < .05). Conclusions: The MOET-TR is suitable for the Turkish culture and can be used to identify individuals who have muscularity oriented eating disorders, who are uncomfortable with their body shape, and who turn their body shapes into a social phobia.