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ERIC Number: EJ1115210
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1091-367X
An Examination and Validation of an Adapted Youth Experience Scale for University Sport
Rathwell, Scott; Young, Bradley W.
Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science, v20 n4 p208-219 2016
Limited tools assess positive development through university sport. Such a tool was validated in this investigation using two independent samples of Canadian university athletes. In Study 1, 605 athletes completed 99 survey items drawn from the Youth Experience Scale (YES 2.0), and separate a priori measurement models were evaluated (i.e., 99 items, YES 2.0, YES for Sport [YES-S]). Confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) and exploratory structural equation modeling (ESEM) results indicated issues with model fit. Post-hoc modifications improved fit, resulting in a 46-item, 9-factor model with five positive and four negative dimensions. In Study 2, 511 athletes completed the same items. The resultant model was confirmed using both CFA (comparative fit index [CFI] = 0.911, standardized root mean square residual [SRMR] = 0.056, root mean square error of approximation [RMSEA] = 0.040) and ESEM (CFI = 0.956, SRMR = 0.023, RMSEA = 0.034). The resultant University Sport Experience Survey provides a reliable and factorially valid instrument for measuring development in university sport.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada
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