Standardisation of a mental skills scale in South Africa and the United Kingdom

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Edwards, David J., Steyn, Barend J. M., Buscombe, R., Edwards, Stephen D. and Denyer, Philip 2014. Standardisation of a mental skills scale in South Africa and the United Kingdom. South African Journal for Research in Sport, Physical Education and Recreation. 36 (2), pp. 79-89.
AuthorsEdwards, David J., Steyn, Barend J. M., Buscombe, R., Edwards, Stephen D. and Denyer, Philip
Abstract

The contemporary science of sport and exercise psychology requires the standardisation of mental skills questionnaires to facilitate accurate assessment of and intervention for individuals and groups in various health and sport related contexts. The study presents international research findings regarding the standardisation of a Mental Skills Scale with a sample of university students (N=420) from South Africa (n=211) and the United Kingdom (n=209) respectively. Although further international and national standardisation in both English and other languages is recommended, factor and reliability analyses indicated satisfactory validity and reliability of the current English version of the scale.

JournalSouth African Journal for Research in Sport, Physical Education and Recreation
Journal citation36 (2), pp. 79-89
ISSN0379-9069
Year2014
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Deposited22 Mar 2016
FunderUniversity of Zululand and the South African National Research Foundation
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