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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: The CSGU: A Measure of Controllability, Stability, Globality, and Universality Attributions
Authors: Coffee, Pete
Rees, Tim
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Keywords: generalizability
confirmatory factor analysis
sport psychology
Issue Date: Oct-2008
Publisher: North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity (NASPSPA)
Citation: Coffee P & Rees T (2008) The CSGU: A Measure of Controllability, Stability, Globality, and Universality Attributions, Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 30 (5), pp. 611-641.
Abstract: This article reports initial evidence of construct validity for a four-factor measure of attributions assessing the dimensions of controllability, stability, globality, and universality (the CSGU). In Study 1, using confirmatory factor analysis, factors were confirmed across least successful and most successful conditions. In Study 2, following less successful performances, correlations supported hypothesized rela­tionships between subscales of the CSGU and subscales of the CDSII (McAuley, Duncan, & Russell, 1992). In Study 3, following less successful performances, moderated hierarchical regression analyses demonstrated that individuals have higher subsequent self-efficacy when they perceive causes of performance as controllable, and/or specific, and/or universal. An interaction for controllability and stability demonstrated that if causes are perceived as likely to recur, it is important to perceive that causes are controllable. Researchers are encouraged to use the CSGU to examine main and interactive effects of controllability and generalizability attributions upon outcomes such as self-efficacy, emotions, and performance.
Type: Journal Article
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Affiliation: University of Exeter
University of Exeter

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