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The prosocial and antisocial behavior in sport scale

Kavussanu, Maria and Boardley, Ian David (2009) The prosocial and antisocial behavior in sport scale. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 31 (1). pp. 97-117. ISSN 0895-2779

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This research aimed to (a) develop a measure of prosocial and antisocial behavior in sport, (b) examine its invariance across sex and sport, and (c) provide evidence for its discriminant and concurrent validity. We conducted two studies. In study 1, team sport athletes (N = 1,213) recruited from 103 teams completed questionnaires assessing demographics and prosocial and antisocial behaviors in sport. Factor analyses revealed two factors representing prosocial behavior and two factors representing antisocial behavior. The model had a very good fit to the data and showed configural, metric, and scalar invariance across sex and sport. The final scale consisted of 20 items. In Study 2, team-sport athletes (N = 106) completed the scale and measures of empathy and goal orientation. Analyses provided Support for the discriminant and concurrent validity of the scale. In conclusion, the new scale can be used to measure prosocial and antisocial behaviors in team sport.

Type of Work:Article
Date:February 2009 (Publication)
School/Faculty:Colleges (2008 onwards) > College of Life & Environmental Sciences
Department:School of Sport and Exercise Sciences
Keywords:multisample, morality, team sport, motivational variables, goal orientations, moral behaviour, fit indexes, predictors, empathy, soccer, adolescence, aggression, validation
Subjects:GV Recreation Leisure
BF Psychology
Institution:University of Birmingham
Copyright Holders:Human Kinetics
ID Code:675
Refereed:YES
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