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Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica

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CID, Luis; LEITAO, José  and  ALVES, José. Translation and validation of the portuguese version of Goal Orientation in Exercise Scale (GOESp). Psicol. Reflex. Crit. [online]. 2012, vol.25, n.3, pp.532-541. ISSN 0102-7972.

The purpose of this study is to present the results of the translation and validation of the Portuguese version of Goal Orientation in Exercise Scale (GOES) through exploratory (EFA) and confirmatory (CFA) factor analysis. The study was conducted with two groups of participants who exercise in fitness centers, both sexes, and aged between 15 and 61 years old. The EFA results reveal a factorial structure which explains 61% of results variance, with item factor loadings ranging from .63 to .86 and reasonable reliability (αEgo=.91; αTask=.74). However, the CFA results showed an inadequate model fit: S-Bχ2=154.59; df=34; p=.000; S-Bχ2/df=4.55; SRMR=.06; NNFI=.87; CFI=.90; RMSEA=.10; 90% IC RMSEA=.09-.12, and only presented acceptable fit after its respecification, which leads to an item elimination. Thus, we suggest some caution in its utilization and more research is required to clearly assess its validity.

Keywords : Motivation; achievement goals; psychological assessment; factorial analysis.

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