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Title: Confirmatory factor analysis of the Sport Emotion Questionnaire in organisational environments
Authors: Arnold, Rachel
Fletcher, David
Keywords: Affect
Psychometric
Response
Stress
Validation
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: © Taylor and Francis
Citation: ARNOLD, R. and FLETCHER, D., 2015. Confirmatory factor analysis of the Sport Emotion Questionnaire in organisational environments. Journal of Sports Sciences, 33 (2), pp.169-179.
Abstract: The Sport Emotion Questionnaire (SEQ) (Jones, M. V., Lane, A. M., Bray, S. R., Uphill, M., & Catlin, J. (2005). Development and validation of the SEQ. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 27, 407–431) was developed and initially validated to assess sport performers’ pre-competitive emotions. The purpose of this study was to test the factor structure of the SEQ in a different environment (viz. organisational) and at a different time point (viz. the past month). A further aim was to examine if the SEQ was invariant across different groups of sport performers. A diverse sample of athletes (n = 1277) completed the questionnaire. Fit indices from confirmatory factor analyses provided partial support for the hypothesised measurement model, with equal or better fit demonstrated than evident in initial validation. The comparative fit index values were above acceptable guidelines for all factors at subscale level. Evidence was also found for the invariance of the SEQ across different groups. Overall, the findings support the reliability and validity of the SEQ as a measure of the emotions experienced by sport performers in an organisational environment during the past month.
Description: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in the Journal of Sports Sciences on 6th November 2014, available online: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02640414.2014.955520
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1080/02640414.2014.955520
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/20956
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02640414.2014.955520
ISSN: 0264-0414
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