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Title: Development and psychometric evaluation of the sport psychology attitudes -- Revised form: A multiple group investigation
Author(s): Martin, Scott B
Kellmann, Michael
Lavallee, David
Page, Stephen J
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Issue Date: Sep-2002
Date Deposited: 27-Aug-2012
Citation: Martin SB, Kellmann M, Lavallee D & Page SJ (2002) Development and psychometric evaluation of the sport psychology attitudes -- Revised form: A multiple group investigation. Sport Psychologist, 16 (3), pp. 272-290.
Abstract: Exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses were conducted to develop a revised form of the Attitudes Toward Seeking Sport Psychology Consultation Questionnaire (ATSSPCQ; Martin, Wrisberg, Beitel, & Lounsbury, 1997). The 50-item ATSSPCQ was administered to 533 athletes (M = 18.03 ± 2.71). Exploratory alpha factor analysis with varimax rotation produced four factors: (a) stigma tolerance, (b) confidence in sport psychology consultation, (c) personal openness, and (d) cultural preference. The new questionnaire, the Sport Psychology Attitudes – Revised form (SPA-R), was then administered to 379 United States, 234 United Kingdom, and 443 German athletes (M = 20.37 ± 5.13). Confirmatory factor analysis demonstrated the factorial validity of the four-factor model for the SPA-R for male and female athletes, late adolescent and adult athletes, and athletes from different countries. Psychometric characteristics of the SPA-R are described and implications related to sport psychology consultation and research are discussed.
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