on limitations in previous studies of age, English speaking populations, and variance of sport, the current study aimed to further examine the psychometric properties the SAS-2, with former athletes from diverse sporting experience. Consistent with other aspects of anxiety, there are gender
Leilani A. Madrigal, Vincenzo Roma, Todd Caze, Arthur Maerlender, and Debra Hope
Zachary Zenko and Panteleimon Ekkekakis
wide range of apparently disparate measures precludes “strong conclusions about effect sizes” and “conclusive summative work” (p. 403). Conroy and Berry ( 2017 ) also urged psychometric scrutiny, noting that “psychometric work within the physical activity domain is needed to establish what implicit
James L. Farnsworth II, Todd Evans, Helen Binkley, and Minsoo Kang
-functioning injured adults to high-functioning noninjured athletes. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to investigate the psychometric properties of the KOOS, IKDC, and MARS to better understand how these items perform in patients ranging from low function (eg, injured adults) to high function (eg
Christanie Monreal, Lindsay Luinstra, Lindsay Larkins, and James May
intrarater reliability studies of various smartphone apps and devices for the measurement of joint range of motion have been conducted, 2 in particular for CROM. Tousignant-Laflamme et al 7 examined the psychometric properties of an iPhone app, the Clinometer (Clin-app), compared with a CROM device. Quek et
Laura E. Juliff, Jeremiah J. Peiffer, and Shona L. Halson
, adrenaline, noradrenaline, core temperature, and psychometric measures) following a night game and a time-matched control day in elite netballers. Methods Participants Twelve Australian netball athletes (mean [SD]: age = 19.2 [0.9] y, height = 184.1 [6.9] cm, and body mass = 72.8 [5.2] kg) volunteered to
Moeini Babak, Barati Majid, Heidarimoghadam Rashid, Tapak Leili, and Parsamajd Shahryar
context with good psychometrics. The present study, which is part of a theory-based intervention study to promote physical activity in the older adults, was conducted to develop psychometric testing of a special tool to measure health literacy and physical activity in Iranian older adults. Materials and
Saurabh Sharma and M. Ejaz Hussain
psychometric scrutiny. 11 – 14 The choice of SPADI as a tool for evaluation in this study was based on the following three points: scale accessibility, client and therapist accommodation (not difficult for client to comprehend/fill out, requires low administrative load from therapist), and psychometric
Robin S. Vealey, Megan Garner-Holman, Susan Walter Hayashi, and Peter Giacobbi
The purposes of this study were to identify sources of self-confidence in athletes within the sport-confidence framework of Vealey (1986, 1988), develop a reliable and valid measure of sources of sport-confidence, and extend the conceptual framework of sport-confidence to include sources and test predictions within the expanded model. In Phases 1, 2, and 3 of the study, the preliminary conceptual basis for sources of sport-confidence was developed and initial psychometric evidence supported the factor structure, reliability, and validity of the Sources of Sport-Confidence Questionnaire (SSCQ) with 335 college athletes. In Phase 4, a confirmatory factor analysis supported the hypothesized nine-factor structure of the SSCQ using 208 high school basketball players as participants. The theoretical and practical significance of certain sources of confidence in building stable and enduring self-confidence and motivation in sport are discussed based on the study results.
Panteleimon Ekkekakis, Eric E. Hall, and Steven J. Petruzzello
Individuals differ in the intensity of exercise they prefer and the intensity they can tolerate. The purpose of this project was to develop a measure of individual differences in the preference for and tolerance of exercise intensity. The steps involved in (a) item generation and face validation, (b) exploratory factor analysis and item selection, (c) structural validation, (d) examination of the internal consistency and test-retest reliability, (e) concurrent validation, and (f) construct validation are described. The Preference for and Tolerance of the Intensity of Exercise Questionnaire (PRETIE-Q) is a 16-item, 2-factor measure that exhibits acceptable psychometric properties and can be used in research aimed at understanding individual differences in responses to exercise and thus the psychological processes involved in the public health problem of exercise dropout.
Justin B. Moore, John C. Hanes Jr., Paule Barbeau, Bernard Gutin, Roberto P. Treviño, and Zenong Yin
The Physical Activity Questionnaire for Older Children (PAQ-C) is a validated self-report measure of physical activity widely used to assess physical activity in children (8-14 years of age). To date, however, the instrument has been validated in largely White Canadian samples. The purpose of the present article is to determine the psychometric properties of the PAQ-C for African American, European American, and Hispanic children. Two studies were conducted in which independent samples were administered the PAQ-C, along with varying indices of cardiovascular fitness, fatness, and psychological measures related to physical activity. Results showed that the reliability and validity of the PAQ-C varied by race and that modifications might be necessary.