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Development and validation of the compliant and principled sportspersonship scale

Perry, John L.; Clough, Peter J.; Crust, Lee; Nabb, Sam L.; Nicholls, Adam R.


John L. Perry

Peter J. Clough

Lee Crust

Sam L. Nabb

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Professor Adam Nicholls
Professor of Psychology/ Leader of the Sport Psychology and Coaching Group


A new measure of sportspersonship that differentiates between compliance and principled decisions was developed and validated in three studies. In Study 1, a 71-item questionnaire was developed and administered to 357 sports participants, before principal component analysis (PCA) reduced the questionnaire to a 7-factor, 37-item scale. Subsequently, Study 2 tested this revised questionnaire among a sample of 502 sports participants in a series of confirmatory factor analyses (CFA), suggesting a 28-item and 6-factor model was a good fit. Study 3 supported the construct validity of the scale using a sample of 176 athletes, providing evidence for the concurrent and discriminant validity of the scale. The Compliant and Principled Sportspersonship Scale (CAPSS) is proposed as a valid and reliable measure of sportspersonship

Publication Date Jan 2, 2015
Journal Research quarterly for exercise and sport
Print ISSN 0270-1367
Electronic ISSN 2168-3824
Publisher Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 86
Issue 1
Pages 71-80
APA6 Citation Perry, J. L., Clough, P. J., Crust, L., Nabb, S. L., & Nicholls, A. R. (2015). Development and validation of the compliant and principled sportspersonship scale. Research quarterly for exercise and sport, 86(1), 71-80 .
Keywords Sportspersonship, Moral behaviour, Factor analysis
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Additional Information This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Research quarterly for exercise and sport on 01/12/2014, available online: http://wwww.tandfonline...80/02701367.2014.980938


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