Development and validation of the Compliant and Principled Sportspersonship Scale

Perry, John, Clough, Peter, Crust, Lee, Nabb, Samantha and Nicholls, Adam (2015) Development and validation of the Compliant and Principled Sportspersonship Scale. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 86 (1). pp. 71-80. ISSN 0270-1367

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Purpose: A new measure of sportspersonship, which differentiates between compliance and
principled approaches was developed and initially validated in three studies. Methods: Study
1 developed items, assessed content validity, and proposed a model. Study 2 tested the
factorial validity of the model on an independent sample. Study 3 further tested the factorial
validity on another independent sample as well as the construct validity. Results: In Study 1,
a 71-item questionnaire was developed. Exploratory factor analysis reduced the questionnaire
to a 6-factor, 33-item scale explaining 47.70% of the variance. Study 2 tested this revised
questionnaire in a series of confirmatory factor analyses, presenting a 24-item and 5-factor
model with acceptable fit; χ2(242) = 455.9, CFI = .93, TLI = .92, SRMR = .05, RMSEA =
.04. Study 3 provided some evidence to support the construct validity of the 24-item scale
using theoretically associated measures. Conclusions: This series of studies provided some
initial validity evidences of the Compliant and Principled Sportspersonship Scale.

Keywords:Sportsmanship, Moral behaviour, Morality, Factor analysis, JCNotOpen
Subjects:C Biological Sciences > C800 Psychology
C Biological Sciences > C870 Psychometrics
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Sport and Exercise Science
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Deposited On:07 Jul 2014 14:39

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