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Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica

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FERNANDES, Helder M.  and  VASCONCELOS-RAPOSO, José Jacinto Branco. Confirmatory factorial analysis of TEOSQp. Psicol. Reflex. Crit. [online]. 2010, vol.23, n.1, pp.92-101. ISSN 0102-7972.

The present research assessed the reliability, factorial validity and measurement invariance (by gender) of the Portuguese version of TEOSQ -Task and Ego Orientation in Sport Questionnaire (Fonseca & Biddle, 2001). Data were collected from 1010 physical education students with a mean age of 15.42 ( SD=1.91). Factorial and invariance measurements were tested via confirmatory factorial analysis. Results supported internal consistency for the two proposed subscales (task and ego). Based on modification indices and theoretical justification the TEOSQ p was reduced to 12 items with better goodness-of-fit indices for the oblique model. The results of gender invariance did not provide full empirical support to the multi-group equivalence assumption, being suggested that TEOSQ p does not measure in the same way goal orientations for boys (orthogonal model) and girls (oblique model). In light of these results, conceptual, empirical and practical issues were discussed.

Keywords : Task and Ego Orientation in Sport Questionnaire; psychometrics properties; sport.

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