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ERIC Number: EJ856059
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 58
ISSN: ISSN-1091-367X
A Multi-Method Multi-Analytic Approach to Establishing Internal Construct Validity Evidence: The Sport Multidimensional Perfectionism Scale 2
Gotwals, John K.; Dunn, John G. H.
Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science, v13 n2 p71-92 2009
This article presents a chronology of three empirical studies that outline the measurement process by which two new subscales ("Doubts about Actions" and "Organization") were developed and integrated into a revised version of Dunn, Causgrove Dunn, and Syrotuik's (2002) "Sport Multidimensional Perfectionism Scale" (i.e., the "Sport-MPS-2"). All studies were designed to provide internal validity evidence that supported the inclusion of these new subscales into the instrument. Phase 1 determined that expert judges regarded the new Doubts about Actions and Organization items (n = 12) as possessing adequate levels of content-relevance and content-representativeness. Phases 2 and 3 examined the latent dimensionality of the Sport-MPS-2 using multidimensional scaling and factor analytic techniques. At a structural level, results indicated that the new Doubts about Actions and Organization subscales were suitable for inclusion in the Sport-MPS-2. Initial external validity evidence is presented via correlational and regression analyses surrounding the relationships between Sport-MPS-2 subscales and global self-esteem. The benefits of utilizing a multi-method multi-analytic approach in the initial stages of the construct validation process are discussed. (Contains 3 footnotes, 5 tables and 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Multidimensional Perfectionism Scale