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Development of the sport achievement orientation questionnaire for Japanese athletes by exploratory factor analysis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15141918     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
In this study, a questionnaire to assess achievement orientation in sport for Japanese athletes was developed. We created the questionnaire by picking items from free descriptions of Japanese athletes and using factor analysis of the responses in a Japanese sport setting. The subjects were 2,415 athletes (M=16.7 yr., SD=2.7) in Japan. Factor analyses in this study identified three factors. Top Level Orientation, Demonstrating Ability Orientation, and Win Orientation, respectively. An examination of the intercorrelations among the three scores showed the subscales were related. There were no correlations between the new measure and the Japanese versions of the Sport Orientation Questionnaire and the Task and Ego Orientation in Sport Questionnaire except that the correlation of Win Orientation and the SOQ Athletic Success Orientation was low and negative. These results suggested that the three subscales appeared to be separate but related factors, and that it is an original measurement for only Japanese athletes. The overall factor reliability and validity based on the sample suggested that the Sport Achievement Orientation Questionnaire for Japanese Athletes can be valuable means for the investigation of achievement orientation in Japanese sport and exercise settings.
Authors:
Hiroaki Wakayama; Eiji Watanabe; Go Murai; Kimihiro Inomata
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Perceptual and motor skills     Volume:  98     ISSN:  0031-5125     ISO Abbreviation:  Percept Mot Skills     Publication Date:  2004 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-05-14     Completed Date:  2004-08-05     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401131     Medline TA:  Percept Mot Skills     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  533-41     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Chukyo University, School of Health and Sport Sciences, 101 Tokodate Kaizu-cho, Toyota-shi, Aichi Japan. hwakayam@cnc.chukyo-u.ac.jp
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Achievement*
Adolescent
Adult
Culture*
Factor Analysis, Statistical
Female
Goals*
Humans
Japan
Male
Questionnaires*
Sports*

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