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Development and validation of the moral disengagement in sport scale

Boardley, Ian D and Kavussanu, Maria (2007) Development and validation of the moral disengagement in sport scale. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 29 (5). pp. 608-628. ISSN 0895-2779

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A sport-specific measure of moral disengagement was developed in 2 studies. In Study 1, a 59-item questionnaire was developed and tested with 308 athletes from 5 team sports. A series of confirmatory factor analyses (CIA) testing different models suggested the model that best fitted the data had 6 first-order factors that could be represented by 1 second-order factor. Study 2 involved 305 athletes from the same 5 sports. CIA confirmed the 6-factor, second-order structure for the final 32-item measure. Results from Study 2 supported the construct validity of the scale, providing evidence for the factorial, concurrent, convergent, and discriminant validity. The Moral Disengagement in Sport Scale (MDSS) is proposed as a valid and reliable measure of moral disengagement for use in the sport context.

Type of Work:Article
Date:October 2007 (Publication)
School/Faculty:Schools (1998 to 2008) > School of Sport & Exercise Science
Department:School of Sport and Exercise Sciences
Keywords:sport, moral behaviour, confirmatory factor analysis, mechanisms, validity
Subjects:GV Recreation Leisure
BF Psychology
Institution:University of Birmingham
Copyright Holders:Human Kinetics
ID Code:672
Refereed:YES
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