Author(s): Sadhna Dadhore, G. Paran Gowda
The background idea on yoga personal observance is given in the form of an aphorism in astanga yoga (eight limbed yoga). The concept on yoga personal observance scale (YPOS) is developed based on yoga books. The purpose of this paper is to develop a yoga personal observance scale using confirmatory factor analysis. A psychometric analysis of cronbach alpha, validity, reliability, correlation factor loadings, factor extraction from a uni-diagonal matrix, reduced items, fitness indices etc. We used SPSS and AMOS version 25 exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses to develop YPOS. To test the scale, we randomly selected 1,304 participants from general populations of Bhopal city, India. The developed 28-item five factor YPOS comprised standardized regression coefficients with 58.46% variance with a Cronbach’s alpha of 0.76. The results of three different model Fitness categories of indexes with construct, convergent, concurrent validity were also analyzed and found to be acceptable. There is a scope for further research development in each of the eight limbed yoga practices.