ERIC Number: EJ1077788
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 41
Psychometric Properties of the Abbreviated Perceived Motivational Climate in Exercise Questionnaire
Moore, E. Whitney G.; Brown, Theresa C.; Fry, Mary D.
Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science, v19 n4 p186-199 2015
The purpose of this study was to develop an abbreviated version of the Perceived Motivational Climate in Exercise Questionnaire (PMCEQ-A) to provide a more practical instrument for use in applied exercise settings. In the calibration step, two shortened versions' measurement and latent model values were compared to each other and the original PMCEQ using a three-group CFA invariance testing approach with previously collected exercise setting data (N = 5,427). Based on the model fit and reliability values, the 12-item version performed better than the 17-item version. The resultant 12-item PMCEQ-A's CFA model estimates were then compared to the PMCEQ's model values for two different, previously conducted studies of exercise settings (N = 414 and 770). The more parsimonious 12-item PMCEQ-A can be used by exercise psychology researchers to gain insight into members' perspectives on the motivational climate and may lead to developing effective strategies to enhance members' experiences and commitment.
Descriptors: Questionnaires, Psychometrics, Motivation, Exercise, Test Construction, Factor Analysis, Comparative Analysis, Goodness of Fit, Test Reliability, College Students, Test Validity
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