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A confirmatory factor analysis of the Life Orientation Test-Revised with competitive athletes.
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PMID:  23367823     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Current reviews outside of sport indicate that the Life Orientation Test-Revised (LOT-R) items load on two separate factors (optimism and pessimism) and, therefore, should be treated as independent constructs. However, researchers in the sport sciences continue to use the single composite score reflecting a unidimensional definition of optimism. Hence, I sought to explicitly examine the factor structure of the LOT-R with athletes. Results of this study support the two-factor structure, which is consistent with accumulating evidence outside of sport and exercise science. This contribution is an important first step toward continued examination of this instrument and future work on the influence of optimism (versus pessimism) on sport and exercise behavior.
Renee N Appaneal
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Research quarterly for exercise and sport     Volume:  83     ISSN:  0270-1367     ISO Abbreviation:  Res Q Exerc Sport     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-02-01     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8006373     Medline TA:  Res Q Exerc Sport     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  592-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Kinesiology at The University of North Carolina-Greensboro, 27412, USA.
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