Confirmatory factor analysis of the thought occurrence questionnaire for sport (TOQS) among adolescent athletes

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/8002
Title:
Confirmatory factor analysis of the thought occurrence questionnaire for sport (TOQS) among adolescent athletes
Authors:
Lane, Andrew M.; Harwood, Chris; Nevill, Alan M.
Abstract:
There is an inherent link between theory and measurement suggesting that validation of measures should be the first stage of theory testing. The aim of the present study was to cross-validate the factorial validity of the Thought Occurrence Questionnaire for Sport for use among adolescent athletes. National standard young athletes (Individual N_/204; Team N_/360) completed the TOQS questionnaire. Single-sample and multisample confirmatory factor analysis provided support for the psychometric integrity of the hypothesized three-factor correlated model. Multisample results demonstrated invariance for factor loadings and correlations between individual and team athletes. Internal consistency coefficients were over the .70 criterion for acceptability. Findings lend support to previous validation studies conducted on samples of adult athletes and suggest that the TOQS provides an equally valid measure for use among adolescent athletes. It is suggested that the TOQS can be used to investigate theoretical issues related to cognitive interference during competition.
Citation:
Anxiety, Stress & Coping, 18(3): 245-254
Publisher:
Routledge
Issue Date:
2005
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/8002
DOI:
10.1080/10615800500134266
Additional Links:
http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~db=all?content=10.1080/10615800500134266
Submitted date:
2007-01-31
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1477-2205; 1061-5806
Appears in Collections:
Sport, Exercise and Health Research Group; Sport Performance; Learning and Teaching in Sport, Exercise and Performance

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dc.contributor.authorLane, Andrew M.-
dc.contributor.authorHarwood, Chris-
dc.contributor.authorNevill, Alan M.-
dc.date.accessioned2007-01-31T14:08:02Z-
dc.date.available2007-01-31T14:08:02Z-
dc.date.issued2005-
dc.date.submitted2007-01-31-
dc.identifier.citationAnxiety, Stress & Coping, 18(3): 245-254en
dc.identifier.issn1477-2205-
dc.identifier.issn1061-5806-
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/10615800500134266-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/8002-
dc.description.abstractThere is an inherent link between theory and measurement suggesting that validation of measures should be the first stage of theory testing. The aim of the present study was to cross-validate the factorial validity of the Thought Occurrence Questionnaire for Sport for use among adolescent athletes. National standard young athletes (Individual N_/204; Team N_/360) completed the TOQS questionnaire. Single-sample and multisample confirmatory factor analysis provided support for the psychometric integrity of the hypothesized three-factor correlated model. Multisample results demonstrated invariance for factor loadings and correlations between individual and team athletes. Internal consistency coefficients were over the .70 criterion for acceptability. Findings lend support to previous validation studies conducted on samples of adult athletes and suggest that the TOQS provides an equally valid measure for use among adolescent athletes. It is suggested that the TOQS can be used to investigate theoretical issues related to cognitive interference during competition.en
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dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherRoutledgeen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~db=all?content=10.1080/10615800500134266-
dc.subjectAdolescenten
dc.subjectSports psychologyen
dc.subjectStructural equation modellingen
dc.subjectModel testingen
dc.subjectAdolescent athletesen
dc.subjectTOQSen
dc.subjectThought Occurence Questionnaireen
dc.subjectAdolescentsen
dc.subjectAthletes-
dc.titleConfirmatory factor analysis of the thought occurrence questionnaire for sport (TOQS) among adolescent athletesen
dc.typeArticleen
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