Validity and Reliability of Measurement Instrument for Sport Motivation Scale in Professional Athletes in Team Sports of Iran
Jasem Manouchehri*, Farshad Tojari and Sahar Soltanabadi
College of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, Central Tehran Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran
- *Corresponding Author:
- Jasem Manouchehri
College of Physical Education and
Sport Sciences, Central Tehran Branch
Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: July 28, 2014; Accepted Date: February 12, 2015; Published Date: February 21, 2015
Citation: Manouchehri J, Tojari F, Soltanabadi S (2015) Validity and Reliability of Measurement Instrument for Sport Motivation Scale in Professional Athletes in Team Sports of Iran. J Psychiatry 18:253. doi: 10.4172/Psychiatry.1000253
Copyright: © 2015 Manouchehri J, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Motivation represents one of the most important variables in sport. A large number of studies incorporating the SDT framework in the sport domain have confirmed that SDT is appropriate to understanding and promoting optimal motivation in sport. The purpose of this study was to determine the validity and reliability of sport motivation questionnaire. For selecting our sample we use available random sampling, so 200 participants were randomly selected for both male and female of professional athletes on the field of volleyball team, basketball, football, handball, futsal and then completed the questionnaires in a voluntary manner. Cronbach's alpha was used to calculate the reliability and confirmatory factor analysis test was used for studying the validity of the questionnaire. Findings showed that a Cronbach's alpha level for sport motivation was 0.80, which indicates the reliability of the variable is relatively good. And it should be mentioned that Sport motivation scale models used in society of professional athletes of Iranian team was relevant.