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Confirmatory factor analysis of the Sport Emotion Questionnaire in organisational environments

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posted on 18.04.2016, 15:49 authored by Rachel Arnold, David FletcherDavid Fletcher
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.

History

School

  • Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

Published in

Journal of Sports Sciences

Volume

33

Issue

2

Pages

169 - 179

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.

Publisher

© Taylor and Francis

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Publisher statement

This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Publication date

2015

Notes

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

ISSN

0264-0414

eISSN

1466-447X

Language

en