Title

Motivation and the Senior Athlete: An Examination of the Psychometric Properties of the Sport Motivation Scale

ISBN or ISSN

0882-7524

Volume

21

Issue

3

Publication Date / Copyright Date

7-2005

First Page

206

Last Page

214

Publisher

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

DOI Number

10.1097/00013614-200507000-00006

Abstract

The Sport Motivation Scale (SMS) is commonly used to measure motivation in young athletes. The purpose of this investigation was to examine the factorial validity of the SMS among a sample of senior athletes. A correlational research design, in addition to confirmatory factor analyses (CFAs), was used to examine the factor structure of the SMS in a sample of senior game participants at the Florida Senior State Championships held in Kissimmee, Fla, from November 28 to December 3, 2000. Results of psychometric testing on the SMS did not support the hypothesized factor structure of this instrument in assessing motivation in the senior athlete population.

Disciplines

Medicine and Health Sciences

Keywords

Sport Motivation Scale, Factorial Validity, Senior Athletes, Correlational Research, Confirmatory Factor Analyses, Psychometric Testing

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